World Bulletin / News Desk
ISIL militants have executed five civilians for attempting to flee the northern city of Mosul, according to an Iraqi army officer.
First Lieutenant Nayef al-Zubeidi said the civilians had been killed in western Mosul for violating ISIL orders not to flee the city.
“ISIL has threatened anyone trying to flee the city with death,” he told Anadolu Agency on Monday.
The Iraqi army, backed by U.S.-led coalition warplanes, is currently engaged in a massive offensive to recapture Mosul, the country’s second largest city, from ISIL.
The extremist organization has overrun Mosul -- along vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq -- in 2014.
Late last month, the Iraqi army announced the "total liberation" of eastern Mosul -- after three months of fighting -- from the grip of the extremist group.
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