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ERBIL – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Tuesday the head of al-Hisba (taxation) department in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh, local sources reported.
Members of the Islamic Police raided the office of the ISIS-led al-Hisba department in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province and killed its head and three of his escorts.
Media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News in Mosul that Saleh Ahmed al-Jabouri, head of al-Hisba department, was killed by gunmen of the Islamic Police in the Tanak neighborhood of Mosul city.
It was not immediately clear whether the assassination of al-Jabouri was carried out with an order from ISIS leadership.
“Killing al-Jabouri reflects the growing rifts in the ranks of ISIS,” al-Malla said.
ISIS has not issued any statement on the incident.
In the meantime, pro-ISIS media activists described the execution as “unofficial”, since there was no order by the Sharia Court to execute al-Jabouri and his escorts.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News