5 alleged collaborators beheaded in ISIL-held Mosul

Five are accused of collaborating with Iraqi security forces in advance of expected assault on northern city

5 alleged collaborators beheaded in ISIL-held Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five young men were executed by ISIL militants in the ISIL-held city of Mosul in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province for alleged collaboration with Iraqi security forces, an army source told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

"ISIL militants beheaded five young men in front of a crowd of people in central Mosul," Captain Qassim Juma, an intelligence officer in the Iraqi army’s Nineveh Operations Command, told Anadolu Agency.

Citing "information gleaned from sources inside the city via social media", Juma said the five men had been caught marking ISIL vehicles with a view to providing Iraqi forces -- backed by a U.S.-led air coalition -- with targets during an anticipated attack on the city.

In mid-2014, ISIL captured Mosul before overrunning large swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq. Recent months have seen the army -- backed by a 60-nation air coalition led by the U.S. -- retake much territory.

Nevertheless, the extremist group remains in control of several parts of the country, including Mosul, which officials in Baghdad have vowed to "liberate" by year’s end. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ekim 2016, 10:01