IS executed thousands since taking over Mosul

“Islamic State” militants have executed over 2,000 people in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, officials said. The jihadists reportedly created and circulated a list of the victims’ names.

The latest figure applies only to the region around Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, which was seized by IS in June 2014.

“(Islamic State) assassinated in cold blood … 2,070 residents of Nineveh for … not cooperating with them,” Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi said in a video posted on the ministry’s website on Friday.

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The jihadists complied the list with the 2,070 names of their victims, and publicly displayed parts of it. The “IS” also requested local medical officials in Mosul to issue death certificates.

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Source News: DW