ISIL executes 23 of its members in north Iraq
Iran Press TV
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:57PM
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have executed nearly two dozen of fellow militants in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh on charges of fleeing the battlefield.
A local source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said ISIL killed the fellow extremists by firing squad in the city of Tal Afar, located 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday.
The source added that the executed militants had escaped clashes with Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Wana, located around 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of the city of Mosul, and Wadi Noran district last week.
The development comes a day after ISIL executed 13 of its own members after they suffered defeat during an offensive in Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
On February 5, China's English-language Global Times newspaper, citing an unnamed Kurdish security official, reported 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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