20 executed for aiding anti-ISIL operation
Tikruk: 20 people accused of attempt to join the volunteer forces in anti-ISIL operations have been executed by ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
Photos have been released by the terrorist organization on social media for the heinous crime, which took place in the town of Hawija, Iraqi sources revealed on Monday.
The reports claimed that photo's have been captioned of the victims as Shia people who wanted to join the ranks of Popular Mobilization Units, a volunteer forces fighting against Takfiri terrorists.
The victims were hanged by their feet from poles after their execution, photos portrayed.
It was recent on March 2 that the terrorist outfit released a video purporting execution of four Sunni tribesmen in the Tikrit region for allegedly collaborating with the Iraqi government.
Last week, 30,000 Iraqi forces started a large-scale operations to recapture the embattled city of Tikrit in the northern province of Salahuddin from Takfiri elements.
The volunteer forces, which include both Shia and Sunni members, have also joined the operation.
Current reports indicate that a number of villages and oilfields have been retaken near Tikrit, the birthplace of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
ISIL terrorists in the summer of 2014 along with Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, overrun Tikrit and other areas in the Arab country’s Sunni heartland.
Tirkrik is located some 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, having the strategic edge for it sits on the road to the ISIL stronghold Mosul.
The ISIL terrorists control parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria and have been engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
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