HAWIJA — The so-called Islamic State (IS) executed 40 prisoners within the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, Iraqi federal police officer stated on Tuesday.
In keeping with Police Captain Hamed al-Obeidi, who spoke to Anadolu Company, 40 IS prisoners had been executed by the extremist group on fees of making an attempt to flee the battlefield throughout a combat towards the Iraqi forces.
Obeidi additional defined that the IS militants worry that revolts might come up amongst prisoners within the IS-held areas of Iraq, so they’re at present making an attempt to empty the prisons within the district of Hawija within the western Kirkuk province.
The district of Hawija stays underneath IS management, along with the encircling areas in southwest Kirkuk province. The extremists have a tendency to make use of the management they’ve over the realm to conduct assaults towards the Iraqi safety forces in Kirkuk and Diyala provinces. Nonetheless, the continued operations towards IS in Iraq proceed, because the Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition, advance in the direction of recapturing all the western a part of Mosul.
The Iraqi authorities launched an operation for liberating the northern Iraqi metropolis of Mosul in October 2016. By the start of this yr, the forces managed to recapture all the jap space of the town, and additional give attention to retaking the remaining western and central elements of Mosul.