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ISIS members execute Iraqi men by firing squad.


Tal Afar, IRAQ — ISIS savages have reportedly killed over 200 Iraqi Turkmens, who were held by the militants in Tal Afar town, which is west of Mosul.

The Iraqi Turkmens, who included children and women, were held by ISIS militants two months ago and were killed during their attempt to flee toward safe regions, Nour Eddin Qablan, deputy chief of Nineveh provincial council, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Iraqi Turkmens are a Turkic ethnic group who mostly adhere to a Turkish heritage and identity. They form the third largest ethnic group in Iraq, after Arabs and Kurds. Iraqi Turkmen mainly reside in northern and central Iraq and share close cultural ties with Turkey, particularly the Anatolian region. The term “Turkmen” seems to be a political terminology because it was first used by the British to isolate the Iraqi Turks from Turkey during the Mosul Question during the 1930s.

The Iraqi Turkmens predominantly live in the north of Iraq, especially in Tal Afar, Mosul, Arbil, Altunkupri, Kirkuk, and Baghdad.

Islamic State has executed hundreds of civilians and security members since it took over large areas in Iraq over accusations of collaboration with the Iraqi security authorities or for attempting to flee areas under its control, Iraqi News reports.

Tal Afar is one of the important strongholds still held by IS in Nineveh since August 2014.

In related news, a local source from Nineveh province said non-Iraqi IS militants executed the last local leader in Tal Afar.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source added that “Arab and foreign IS militants have become in control of the town after eliminating all the Iraqi leaders.”

“The militants executed the last local leader in Tal Afar over accusation of looting money,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said adding that the town is currently run by Arab and foreign members.

On a brighter note, security sources said Iraqi forces killed eight Islamic State militants as they were trying to flee Mosul.

A source from the Tribal Mobilization Forces told Shafaq News said the troops shot seven IS militants dead as they were trying to infiltrate from the Old City to al-Jawsaq district through Tigris River.

Moreover, “a suicide bomber was killed as he was trying to target the tribal fighters. However, the militant was killed before reaching to his target,” the source added.

The fight against ISIS in Mosul is almost over thankfully.

God Bless.

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