Islamic State abducts 120 schoolchildren in Mosul

Islamic State abducts 120 schoolchildren in Mosul

[Ed. – JV]

Daesh abducted nearly 120 schoolchildren in the southern and western districts of the crisis-hit city of Mosul, as they continue to wreak havoc in areas under their control.

A local source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Daesh militants stormed a number of schools in al-Qayyarah, al-Shura, Badoush and al-Baaj neighborhoods of the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, and kidnapped the children, Iraq’s al-Sumaria satellite TV network reported.

The source further noted that the fate and whereabouts of the abductees are unknown.

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Meanwhile, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official Saeed Mamouzini said that Daesh had executed 21 of its members in Mosul who had been injured in clashes with Iraqi security forces. The wounded were reportedly shot to death in public.

According to reports on Saturday, Daesh executed more than 30 people, including women and children, in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, after accusing them of cooperation with the security forces and government-backed groups.

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