The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has killed eight of its own members in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk allegedly for escaping battles with Iraqi security forces.
Daesh executed eight of its own members on the charge of leaving the battlefield where they were supposed to face off with the Iraqi forces in the city of Hawijah in southwestern Kirkuk, a security source told Iraq’s al-Sumaria on Sunday.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, further said the terrorist group also killed seven residents of Hawijah in public in the center of the city on the charge of spying and collaborating with the Iraqi forces.
The source said that Daesh is in a state of fear after suffering heavy losses in southwestern Kirkuk from the security forces.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh launched an offensive in the country in June 2014, and took control of portions of the Iraqi territory.