Why ISIS Fighters are Being Thrown Off Buildings in Mosul
Date Written: 19/07/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21198
The suspicion by Iraqi soldiers and militiamen that their own government is too corrupt to keep captured Isis fighters in detention is one reason why prisoners are being killed.
Excerpt: Anti-Isis residents in Mosul are now making the same allegation. "I know two men in my neighbourhood notorious for being members of Daesh who have just been released by the government," complains Saleem Mohammed, a resident of the Nabi Yunus district in east Mosul. "One of them used to go on Daesh patrols in the markets here to look for people who were smoking cigarettes." He added that people were frightened that the suspected collaborators, who had been freed, were members of Isis "sleeper cells" or had now been recruited as Iraqi government spies.