Daesh issues ban on gatherings of more than three people in Mosul
The Takfiri Daesh group has banned gatherings of more than three people in the Iraqi city of Mosul amid mounting opposition to the terrorist group in the northern city.
Daesh “has prevented the gathering of more than three people together” in the city, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini told online newspaper Iraqi News on Monday.
The terror group has also “prevented the gathering of citizens in public places” and has prohibited people from “talking on life issues,” Mamouzini said.
The terrorists fear that their harsh rules in the city, which fell into their hands in June last year, may lead to a mass uprising against them, the KDP spokesman noted.
Mamouzini further said the terror group “is trying through these practices to spread division and fear among the citizens to be able to control the situation.”
On August 31, Mamouzini told al-Sumaria satellite television network that Daesh executed 112 of its own members in Mosul, accusing them of seeking to stage a rebellion against the militant group’s leader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Daesh had earlier imposed various kinds of restrictions on Mosul residents, including a ban on performing prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Mosul had a population of around two million before the extremists’ invasion. The imposition of Takfiri rules by the militant group has sparked fears in the troubled city.
Daesh terrorists have gained notoriety for their barbarity, heinous atrocities and sacrilegious acts. The militants have been accused of committing gross human rights violations and war crimes in areas they control in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan and Libya.