Islamic State Lashes Out As Iraq Campaign Targets Mosul

​ISIS Crushes Traitors With Beheadings, Bombings, Drownings And Mass Graves: Islamic State Lashes Out As Iraq Campaign Targets Mosul

Under siege in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is lashing out with an unprecedented display of violence as its leaders work to close ranks and keep supporters’ interest. Militants with the group also known as ISIS have beheaded family members, drowned dissenters and bombed Muslims gathered for prayers in recent days as U.S.-led forces launched a campaign to take back Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.

Last week, one ISIS supporter in Mosul

reportedly beheaded his father for insulting the terrorist group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In Baghdad, ISIS supporters carried out a bombing attack Saturday that killed 41 people at a Shiite Muslim gathering. ISIS militants also executed 57 supporters for treason in Mosul, the group’s last stronghold in Iraq, drowning their bodies and dumping them in a mass grave, Reuters reported Friday.

“Those were Daesh members who turned against the group in Mosul,” Iraqi Counterterrorism Service spokesman Sabah al-Numani in Baghdad told Reuters, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. “This is a clear sign that the terrorist organization has started to lose support not only from the population, but even from its own members.”  Read more ibtimes.com

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