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ISIS Executes 145 Civilians Attempting To Free Mosul

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| May 14 , 2017 , 14:21 IST
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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror organisation has executed more than 145 civilians for trying to flee the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a top security official. The official told Efe news on Saturday that the civilians from al-Zanjili neighbourhood in western Mosul were executed after they were caught attempting to escape.

ALSO READ: Unbelievable! FBI Translator Runs Off With ISIS Fighter She Was Appointed To Spy On! He pointed out that ISIS extremists hanged the bodies of the victims from electricity poles after declaring them apostates for trying to leave "the land of the caliphate". Al-Bayati added that the civilians had also been accused of providing information to Iraqi security forces. ALSO READ: Digvijaya Singh Accuses Telangana Police Of Setting Up Bogus ISIS Website To Radicalise Muslim Youth Iraqi government forces are now struggling to expel ISIS militants from the western part of Mosul, where some neighbourhoods are still controlled by the extremists. The ISIS seized large swaths of northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 and proclaimed a caliphate in the territory under its control in that Arab country and neighbouring Syria. It made the city of Mosul its main stronghold.