ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Monday 85 police officers in the Iraqi northwestern provence of Nineveh, local media sources reported.
The radical group had arrested dozens of Iraqi police forces across Nineveh last week, accusing them of working for the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad against the ISIS self-declared Caliphate.
Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, media activist Abdullah al-Malla said that ISIS militants executed a large number of the arrested Iraqi police officers in the vicinity of Mosul in Nineveh province on Monday.
“85 police officers loyal to the Iraqi central government were executed by firing squad in the Ghazlani Camp in Al-Raas sub-district,” al-Malla reported.
“The officers were executed while wearing their police uniform, after being accused by the Sharia Court of treason and cooperation with Crusader forces against the Caliphate,” the source said.
The ISIS-led Sharia Court issued a statement accusing the Iraqi police forces of ‘fighting the Caliphate’ on behalf of the ‘Crusaders’ –in reference to the U.S.-led coalition.
The radical court ordered their immediate execution, threatening that any member of the Iraqi forces or the Kurdish Peshmerga captured by ISIS would face the same fate.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News
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