According to ARA news agency, ISIL has executed dozens of prisoners in a major detention center in the Iraqi northwestern city of Mosul on Sunday.
“At least 75 prisoners were executed by ISIS in the Mosul Central Prison,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News, citing an ISIS official.
Most of the victims were young Iraqi men who have been recently arrested by ISIS militants in Mosul and other parts of Nineveh province.
“ISIL’s leadership has charged them with treason,” the informed source reported.
The executed civilians included at least 25 media activists.
Speaking to ARA News, Iraqi security officer Zanoun Sabaawi said that the ISIS radical group has threatened all journalists and media activists of execution if they report on local developments in areas held by the group.
“Terrorists of ISIL want all their violations and atrocities against the Iraqi people to go unnoticed. That’s why they try to prevent reporters from covering local news in places like Mosul,” Sabaawi said.