Iraqi forces promise to go easy on ISIS fighters if they kill foreign militants

Iraqi forces fighting ISIS in western Mosul have reportedly told local jihadists they would be offered ‘special care from the judiciary’ if they agreed to kill foreign militants.

The forces, who also encouraged locals to pick up weapons and join the fight against ISIS, made their announcement as they gained control of Mosul airport on Friday and a sprawling military base next to it on the city’s southwestern edge.

‘I can confirm that the airport is fully liberated,’ said Brigadier General Abbas al-Juburi, of the interior ministry’s elite Rapid Response units that led the assault on the airport, which was largely destroyed by ISIS forces,.