ISIS has executed five civilians who had been helping other Iraqi civilians flee the areas controlled by the terrorist group, Iraq’s Alhurra television channel reported on Saturday.
The group had confirmed the executions by circulation related images in social media. The executions, however, had been carried out at unknown locations.
The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has also reported the elimination of 16 ISIS operatives in the north-central provinces of Salahuddin and Kirkuk on Friday.
The so-called “governors” assigned by the terrorist group to the respective provinces were also killed.
Ever since ISIS militants mounted their offensive in June 2014, the northern and western parts of Iraq wend through gruesome violence and many people have been killed and injured.
Iraqi forces defeated ISIS last December by liberating Ramadi from the terrorists. Ramadi is the capital of the sprawling western Anbar province.
ISIS is also present in Syria, where the Syrian government forces are actively fighting the terrorist group and are pushing it out of the areas it had under control.
Syrian and Iraqi security forces are closing in on the cities of Raqqa and Mosul, which are known as ISIS’s so-called headquarters in the respective countries.