ISIS crushes Mosul rebellion, executes 58 plotters


Although Reuters has not named the alleged plot leader, fearing his family could be placed at risk, he is thought to be a local aide of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It is believed the aim of the plot was to degrade Mosul’s defenses ahead of the Iraqi government’s attempt to liberate the city, which was seized by jihadist militants in the summer of 2014.