The Islamic State (ISIS) has executed more than 2,000 people in Mosul and its surroundings since the capture in June 2014 of the second city of Iraq by the jihadist organization, announced on Friday Iraqi officials.
The head of parliament, Salim al-Juburi, confirmed in a statement the execution of more than 2,000 innocent citizens by ISIS, an organization responsible for atrocities in areas under its control in Iraq but also in neighboring Syria.
According to sources in the Mosul area, 2,070 people have been executed since June 10, 2014, date of the taking of the city by the ISIS during its lightning offensive in the country.
The jihadists have compiled the names of 2,070 victims, according to several residents, and some were posted on the walls of the local headquarters of the Ministry of Health. The list was accompanied by an order from the jihadists to issue death certificates.
A source at the Forensic Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the existence of the list, adding that the people therein were accused by ISIS of promoting ideas distorting Islam.
A security officer formerly based in Mosul who continues to monitor the activities of the jihadists has also confirmed the number of 2070, adding that these people had been executed in the entire province of Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital.
ISIS controls the majority of this province in northern Iraq, and the majority of the Al-Anbar, west of Baghdad.
After their defeat against the jihadist offensive in June 2014, Iraqi forces backed by airstrikes from the international coalition, managed to expel the extremist organization in some areas, but have not yet been able to dislodge them these two provinces.