Members of the Takfiri ISIL group have executed more than a dozen women in Iraq’s embattled northern city of Mosul as they continue perpetrating crimes against humanity on a large scale in the areas under their control.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman in Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Monday that ISIL extremists have killed 19 women in the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, over the past two days after the victims refused to marry the militants.
Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights also reported on December 16, 2014, that ISIL terrorists had executed at least 150 women, including pregnant ones, in the country’s western province of al-Anbar, after they declined to marry the Takfiris.
The ministry further noted that the militants buried the women in mass graves in Fallujah, situated about 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad.
Last month, Hana Nawafili, a spokeswoman for the Iraqi Observatory for the Defense of Battered Women, told Arabic-language al-Maalomah news agency that ISIL terrorists had gang-raped seven female residents of Fallujah, and then murdered them.
Senior ISIL commander killed
Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units have killed a senior ISIL commander of Uzbek nationality during an operation in Anbar Province.
Jabbar al-Ma’mouri, a commander for the Popular Mobilization Forces in Diyala, said on Monday that Iraqi soldiers managed to kill Nabilov Uzbeki as they carried out an ambush north of the city of Saqlawiyah, located 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Baghdad. Uzbeki’s bodyguard was also killed in the process.
Uzbeki was reportedly responsible for orchestrating car bomb attacks in the area.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Takfiri ISIL militants began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.
The heavily-armed terrorists took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s heartland.