The ISIL terrorist group executed five of its own fighters for escaping the battlefront in Fallujah, where clashes are ongoing between the terrorist group and the Iraqi army, local activists said.
“They have left their post at the battlefront in the Northeastern suburb of Fallujah without permission from their leadership, which ISIL deems as a treason,” media activist Salwan Rashidi told ARA news in Fallujah.
The five fighters were arrested inside the city of Fallujah, and the Sharia Court decided to execute them publicly on charges of “high treason”.
“They were shot dead in Central Fallujah after an ISIL officer read a statement, vowing that any fighter who would desert his fighting position will face the same punishment,” the source reported.
This comes just one day after the Iraqi army forces recaptured the strategic town of Karma near Fallujah from the ISIL.