The Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has reportedly moved tens of the families of its own members from Iraq’s conflict-ridden northern province of Nineveh to an unknown location in neighboring Syria.
Saeed Mamouzini, the spokesman for the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Wednesday that the families have been departing the militant-held city, situated some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, for Syria on board a number of buses over the past few days.
He said that 23 militants, among them commanders, had left Mosul for Syria last week.
Daesh kills own injured member
Meanwhile, Daesh has executed one of its injured members in Iraq’s conflict-ridden western province of Anbar, days after it murdered more than two dozen of its own wounded Takfiri terrorists elsewhere in Iraq.
Jabbar al-Ma’mouri, a commander of the pro-government Popular Mobilization units, told al-Sumaria on Tuesday that Daesh extremists killed the injured comrade in the city of Saqlawiyah, located 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad.
Ma’mouri added that Daesh members then left the body to be recovered by Iraqi security personnel. The slain militant had reportedly sustained injuries in Saqlawiyah during clashes with Iraqi army troopers backed by allied fighters.
On September 22, Mamouzini said Daesh had executed 27 of its wounded members in the old prison of the militant-held city, situated some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of Baghdad.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Daesh began its march through Iraqi territory in June 2014. Army soldiers and the Popular Mobilization units have joined forces and are seeking to take back militant-held regions.