Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters executed nine people on Oct. 10 in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist Sunni grassroots organisations, security sources and witnesses said.
In the town of Az-Zab, 90 kilometers west of the oil hub of Kirkuk, six people were executed in public.
“ISIS executed four residents of the lower part of Az-Zab and two from villages near Az-Zwiya,” a few miles further to the west, a local security official said.
Witnesses said the six were accused of being involved in efforts to organise Sunni resistance to ISIS in the Hawija region. They were executed on a marketplace, they said.