17 months after Islamic State (IS) militants took over Iraq’s second largest city, thousands of people have fled Mosul and the rest are being oppressed, tortured or executed by the jihadist group.
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul, Saed Mamuzini, told BasNews that IS has recently focused on Kurdish residents. They have executed three Kurds within the past week, accusing them of providing intelligence to the Peshmerga forces.
Mamuzini pointed out that IS is also pressuring the Kurdish residents to join insurgents and fight the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. “But they are being executed as they mostly refuse to fight against Peshmerga,” he added.
Mamuzini revealed that nearly 500,000 Kurds are still living under IS authority inside Mosul, and are facing harsh punishments for their ethnicity.
The KDP official claimed that at least 238 Kurdish residents have been executed in Mosul since the fall of the city.