Islamic State executed more than 1000 civilians in Mosul in less than a year

ISIS mass execution in Mosul. File photo

ARA News 

ERBIL – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group has released a list of names of more than 1000 people who have been executed over the last few months in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province, northern Iraq. 

The victims have been executed at the hands of ISIS jihadis on different charges.

The extremist group has posted the lists of the victims’ names on the walls of the Sharia Court in central Mosul, local sources confirmed on Wednesday.

“The names of 1065 people who have been executed by the group were posted on the walls of the ISIS-led Sharia Court,” rights activist Muhammad al-Jarjari told ARA News in Mosul.

“The group was very proud of killing so many innocent civilians on baseless charges,” said al-Jarjari.

This is the first time that ISIS releases such documents to the public.

“It is a new way to terrorize the people of Mosul,” the source said. 

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Sharia Court in the city on Wednesday to check the lists.

“People headed to the location where the names of the victims were posted in order to look into the destiny of their family members who have disappeared over more than a year of ISIS control in Mosul,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla said. 

Speaking to ARA News, al-Malla added that most of the victims whose names were included in the documents “have been killed in mass executions at the hands of ISIS jihadis”. 

“A large number of those civilians have been summarily executed by firing squad in Mosul suburb. Most of them were accused of opposing the ISIS self-declared Caliphate and cooperating with hostile troops like the Kurdish Peshmerga and the western coalition,” the source reported. 

Reporting by: Salar Qassim and Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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