ERBIL – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has executed seven female militants of the al-Khansaa Battalion in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, activists reported on Thursday.
The ISIS-linked al-Khansaa Battalion is known for recruiting women to fight alongside other militants of the radical group in Iraq and Syria.
“The group executed on Wednesday evening seven women from al-Khansaa Battalion for disobeying orders,” local media activist Abdullah Malla told ARA News. “They were executed by gun shots.”
“Their bodies were placed at the entrance of the battalion’s headquarters in the Jamia street in central Mosul to terrify other militants by showing an example of those who disobey orders,” the source said.
This comes amid growing rifts in the ranks of the ISIS. Local militants protested the increasing power of foreign members of the group. Libyan, Jordanian and Saudi militants have been promoted to commanding positions in the ranks of ISIS, which led to disputes that have turned violent in the last few weeks. Additionally, the unequal distribution of money has become another reason for disputes among the militants.
Two weeks ago, a Libyan ISIS commander, known as Abu Huzaifa al-Libi, was killed when rifts hit the group’s ranks and turned violent in Syria’s Raqqa. One day later, an internal clash hit the ranks of the extremist group over money, and claimed lives of 17 militants in Baaj region west of Iraqi Mosul.
Saeed Mamouzini, the media official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, said that ISIS is witnessing a state of fragmentation and divisions.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News
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