Local residents in Iraq's Sharqat district in Salah al-Din province stormed a prison run by Islamic State, killed five prison guards and freed at least 40 prisoners, even as Iraqi forces regained the district from the terror group with the help of the U.S.-led international coalition.
The civilians in Sharqat district, north of Baghdad, liberated the prisoners, mostly residents of the same district, from a central prison in the district's Right Coast run by Islamic State, also known as Daesh, ISIS or ISIL, earlier this week, Iraqi News reported, quoting an anonymous security source in Salah al-Din province.
The residents killed five prison guards and freed more than 40 detainees. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has carried out a new series of mass executions of prisoners it considers traitors in a video released on Tuesday in Iraq, dubbed "Hell of the Apostates."
Heavy reported that the video was shot somewhere near Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, and like past IS videos shows scenes of graphic and horrific violence, mixed in with propaganda messages against Western leaders, such as President Barack Obama.
Parts of the video show armed IS fighters leading groups of blindfolded men to pre-dug graves, where they are executed by being shot in the head one by one. more >>
Jihadis belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group have found yet another brutal way to execute their victims, this time torturing six boys to death by an using excruciatingly hot welding iron and rods.
According to a local source who spoke with Iraqi News on Tuesday, IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) sentenced six boys in their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul to public executions after they were accused of being a part of a rival militant faction.
"The terrorist outfit executed six youths in Mosul. ISIS said that the youths belonged to a resistance faction," the unidentified source proclaimed. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has reportedly abducted a 70-year-old prayer leader because he said he had dream about the barbaric militant group's downfall in its largest stronghold in Iraq, the city of Mosul.
According to local sources who spoke with the Iranian-based AhlulBayt News Agency, militants captured the elderly man, who was a prayer leader at a mosque in Mosul, after he claimed that he was given a prophecy in a dream about the demise of IS' control of the city.
As IS continues to suffer from declining oil revenues and U.S. President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed on Monday to launch an offensive to recapture Iraq's second largest city within months, the militant group's leaders have barred Mosul residents talking about military successes against IS. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq is now selling kidnapped children to organ traffickers in Turkey in order to overcome its financial shortfalls.
A local source in Iraq told Iraqi News that the heinous and barbaric militant organization, which rose to power in 2014 and took over large swaths of territory in northern Iraq and Syria, has sold scores of young children to Turkish organ traffickers in order to fund operations in its largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
"ISIS have kidnapped dozens of children and sold them to the Turkish organ traffickers to finance their budget in Mosul," the source, who chose to remain anonymous, was quoted as saying. more >>
The Islamic State terror group, which continues to control regions in Iraq and Syria, has reportedly declared a state of emergency in the city of Mosul after a wave of assassinations have rocked the jihadists.
Iraqi News reported on Thursday that "well placed sources" in Nineveh said IS has withdrawn all of its patrols from the streets of Mosul, which it has held since 2014.
"The international coalition airstrikes on Tuesday and Wednesday, destroyed gathering points and headquarters of ISIS in the forest areas in Mosul, and also destructed an ISIS headquarters in al-Imam al-Azam College," the sources said. more >>