An ISIS Sharia official (C) reading a statement before execution Iraqi civilians in Mosul city of Nineveh province. File photo
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ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday publicly executed six young men in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province after accusing them of spying for the US-led coalition, activists and eyewitnesses reported.
The radical group has executed the men by burning them to death in a public square in Mosul.
“They were accused of spying for the US-led coalition and cooperating with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who have been attacking ISIS headquarters in Mosul and its countryside for months,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.
According to eyewitnesses, an ISIS official read a statement before carrying out the execution, saying: “Those mercenaries have cooperated with the crusader coalition and the Peshmerga in order to destroy the Caliphate territory and kill innocent Muslims in the name of freedom and democracy. The Caliphate [Islamic State] will show no mercy to such traitors.”
“The six young men were brutally burned to death in front of hundreds of people at the Shora square in central Mosul,” al-Malla reported.
ISIS has earlier executed dozens of civilians in Mosul city on similar charges, especially after its key headquarters have been exposed to airstrikes by the coalition.
Reporting by: Chalak Haji
Source: ARA News