ISIL, said to fear uprising, executes 300 by firing squad in Mosul

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Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has executed 300 people in Mosul, Iraq.

ISIL jihadists hold Sharia Court in Mosul, Iraq.
ISIL jihadists hold Sharia Court in Mosul, Iraq.

“Daesh (ISIL) terrorists executed 300 people by firing squad in Mosul,” said Mahmoud al-Sourji, a spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces on Feb. 7.

Those executed were “Iraqi police personnel, army troopers and civilian activists,” Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network reported.

Sourji said that ISIL “lives in a state of tension in Mosul” and fears an uprising from residents who remain in the city.

On Feb. 6, ISIL publicly amputated the right hands of three teenagers accused of theft. Reports said the incident sparked outrage among Mosul’s citizens as the three boys were reportedly underage and the penalty “was handed down by the group’s so-called Sharia Court without investigation.”

Meanwhile, Iraqi forces killed a top ISIL commander, known as Abu Leil, along with four of his companions near Fallujah in Anbar province. Iraq also reported the killing of top commander Shobaib Abu Majd al-Kanani and eight other ISIL commanders in an airstrike in Nineveh.