Photos prove mass killing by ISIL in Iraq’s Tikrit

Photos prove mass killing by ISIL in Iraq’s Tikrit
Sun Jul 13, 2014 09:53:49

New photos have surfaced online showing the mass execution of dozens of civilians in northern Iraq as the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists continue their crimes against the Iraqi nation.

A pro-ISIL group that posted the pictures on the Internet said the executions had been carried out in the town of Tikrit situated northwest of the capital Baghdad last Monday.

The ISIL-linked Internet page also claimed that those executed had volunteered to join the Iraqi army in its battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Iraqi officials have not made any comments on the newly-released photos so far.

In late June, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the ISIL Takfiris executed between 160 and 190 people in at least two locations in Tikirit between June 11 and June 14. The ISIL had claimed to have killed 1,700 soldiers in the Iraqi city.

HRW emergencies director Peter Bouckaert said the ISIL “is committing mass murder, and advertising it as well,” warning the extremist militants that “the eyes of Iraqis and the world are watching.”

Over the past weeks, heavy clashes have been underway between Iraqi armed forces and the ISIL terrorists, who have seized control of large swathes of the country and threatened to take the battle to Baghdad.

The terrorists have claimed the formation of a so-called Islamic caliphate or state and declared the terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “the caliph” and “leader of Muslims everywhere.”

This is while many Sunni and Shia leaders worldwide have condemned the ISIL anti-Islam acts including murder and rape.

More than one million Iraqis have fled their homes over the past month as the ISIL terrorists seized Mosul, Tikrit and other cities in the northwest areas.

Despite the atrocities have been carried out by the terrorists, more than 2 million Iraqis volunteered to fight against the Takfiri militants in northern and western parts of the war-torn country.


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