News ID: 216899
Published: 0515 GMT June 18, 2018

Daesh terrorists execute seven members of same family in Iraq's Mosul

Daesh terrorists execute seven members of same family in Iraq's Mosul

The remnants of Daesh terrorists have kidnapped and executed at least seven members of the same family from northern Iraqi city of Mosul, months after the Takfiri terrorist group suffered a defeat in the volatile region.

Local Iraqi media reported on Monday that the terrorists released video footage purportedly showing the execution of the victims.

Following the brutal incident, Iraqi lawmaker Abdul Rahman Lavezzi urged local residents to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in order to prevent repetition of such incidents, Presstv Reported.

Separately, a security source said that Daesh killed at least two truck drivers while abducted four others on the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway. He also warned that militants in military-style uniforms were committing crimes against civilians in the region.

Back in February, Daesh executed nearly two dozen truck drivers on Syria’s border with Iraq’s western province of Anbar.

On December 9, 2017, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of military operations against Daesh in the Arab country.

Seven month later, Abadi formally declared victory over Daesh extremists in Mosul, which served as the terrorists’ main urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden Arab country.

In the run-up to Mosul's liberation, Iraqi army soldiers and volunteer Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters had made sweeping gains against Daesh.

The Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January 2017 after 100 days of fighting, and launched the battle in the west on February 19 last year.

Daesh began a terror campaign in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.



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