An Iraqi official says Daesh Takfiri militants execute 50 civilians in the conflict-ridden northern Iraqi province of Nineveh every day as they continue war crimes on a large scale in the areas under their control.
The member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament, Nayef al-Shammari, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Thursday that Daesh terrorists kill 50 residents of the province on a daily basis.
“We hope that the operation to liberate Nineveh will be fast. The province bleeds every day. An average of 50 people is executed by ISIS (Daesh) daily,” Shammari noted.
He added, "The people of Nineveh are demanding the liberation of their province each and every day."
82 Daesh terrorists flee Iraq’s Mosul to Syria
Meanwhile, more than 80 Daesh Takfiri militants have reportedly fled the embattled northern Iraqi city of Mosul to Syria amid declining morale and widening splits in the ranks of the terrorist outfit.
The spokesman for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, said on Thursday that 82 Daesh terrorists have departed the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, and headed towards Syria over the past two days.
Mamouzini added that three senior Daesh commanders are among those who have left Mosul, noting that the Daesh ringleader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has recently arrived in Mosul from Syria in order to raise the morale of his henchmen.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since ISIL Takfiris launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Units of army soldiers joined by volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.