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Daesh Takfiris kill fellow commanders in northern Iraq

Iran Press TV

Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:7AM

The Daesh Takfiri militant group has executed four of its own commanders in Iraq's oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk on charges of fleeing the battlefield.

Jabbar al-Mamouri, a commander of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, said Daesh terrorists killed the commanders along with three other members of the terrorist group by firing squad in Hawijah district, located about 282 kilometers (175 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday, English-language online newspaper Iraqi News reported.

He added that the slain militants were accused of escaping clashes with Iraqi government forces in the predominantly Sunni village of Tal Kusaiba, situated some 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of Salahuddin's provincial capital city of Tikrit, nearly a fortnight ago.

On January 24, Daesh executed three of its own commanders in Iraq's embattled northern province of Nineveh after the militants sought to break away from the terrorist outfit and escape the city of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Baghdad.

On October 10, 2015, Daesh terrorists killed 50 fellow extremists in the western city of Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Baghdad, after accusing them of espionage and passing confidential information to Iraqi security personnel.

The execution came on the same day as Daesh terrorists publicly beheaded 10 fellows in Hawijah on the ground that they had collaborated with government forces and leaked information about militant commanders.

Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.

The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.

The Iraqi army and fighters from Popular Mobilization Units are engaged in joint military operations to win back militant-held regions.

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