ISIS Drowns 58 After Claiming High-Reaching Plot To Surrender Mosul To Iraq
Islamic State militants drowned nearly 60 people for suspected cooperation with Iraqi forces, in their bid to retake the city of Mosul, according to reports.
“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,” an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism official told reporters. Bodies of the drowned were later discovered in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city, residents confirmed to Reuters.
ISIS’s barbaric option highlights the depravity the group will likely employ as it defends the city, from the U.S.-backed coalition efforts to retake it. “This is a dangerous enemy. They use booby traps, suicide bombs. Our information is that they have been digging tunnels,” an Iraqi military commander told The Washington Post in the dawn hours of the offensive. – READ MORE