ISIL executes 13 members over defeat in Iraq's Kirkuk
Iran Press TV
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:24PM
The ISIL Takfiri militant group has reportedly executed 13 of its own members after they suffered defeat during an offensive in Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the ISIL terrorists killed the fellow extremists after they failed to seize control of the provincial government building in Kirkuk, north of the capital, Baghdad, and escaped during their clashes with units of Iraqi government forces.
The sources added that the executed militants had come from Syria to support the ISIL attack on Kirkuk.
The development comes as China's English-language Global Times newspaper, citing an unnamed Kurdish security official, reported on February 5 that a Chinese ISIL militant had been "arrested, tried and shot dead" by the terror group in Syria in late September.
The execution came after the Chinese citizen became disillusioned with the Takfiri group and decided to return to Turkey.
"Another two Chinese militants were beheaded in late December in Iraq, along with 11 others from six countries," said the Kurdish official, adding that the ISIL terrorists "charged them with treason and accused them of trying to escape."
ISIL started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of the country's northern city of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country's Sunni Arab heartland.
Iraqi soldiers, police units, Kurdish forces, Shia volunteers and Sunni tribesmen have succeeded in driving the ISIL terrorists out of some areas in Iraq.
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