ISIS jihadists execute nine people in northern Iraq

unnamed-15Members of Kurdish security forces walk near a flag belonging to ISIS militants during an intensive security deployment in southern Kirkuk. REUTERS Photo

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.

It was in the same area that residents of the village of Tel Ali burned an IS flag last month…