Two women who had acted as spies for ISIS terrorist group in Iraq’s Nineveh province were found dead west of Mosul on Monday, according to a local source.
The women were found dead in an abandoned house in the town of Tal Afar, one of the few remaining ISIS enclaves in Iraq, the source told Almaalomah website.
According to the source, the pair – who worked with ISIS’s security squad – had been involved in several kidnappings of women and children, besides reporting on the group’s opponents, which led many to execution or detention.
“Their dead bodies bore signs of gunshots in the heads and chests,” the source added.
ISIS has been ruling over Tal Afar since 2014, when the terrorist group took over a third of Iraq to establish its so-called “caliphate”.
As Iraqi government forces launched a military campaign to retake ISIS-held regions in Nineveh in October 2016, ISIS in Tal Afar was reportedly ravaged with divisions within and mysterious assassinations of several members.
Following months of battle with the ISIS militants, the Iraqi government declared victory a week ago, ending an eight-month campaign to drive the group out of the city.
According to the Iraqi government, more than 25,000 ISIS members have been killed in the battles.