Local sources in Kirkuk province disclosed that the ISIL has burned nearly two dozen Iraqi young men who have been in its custody after they rejected joining the terrorist group for operations.
“At least 20 young people were set ablaze by the ISIL for rejecting the request to join the terrorist group,” the sources said.
In early July, Iraqi warplanes dropped leaflets over Hawija region calling on the local residents to stay away from the ISIL’s concentration centers or if possible to evacuate the region.
“The ISIL terrorists are terrified that the Iraqi joint forces will recapture al-Sharqat region in the coming days and Iraqi army’s preparedness to seize back Mosul after liberation of Fallujah,” the Arabic-language al-Sumeria News channel quoted an unnamed Iraqi security source as saying.
Also in early July, Iraq’s joint military forces started fresh military operations to seize back a strategic area in the Northern part of the city of Ramadi.
“The Iraqi forces kicked off their military operations to take control of al-Zankoureh region in Northern Ramadi,” the Arabic-language media quoted Commander of Anbar Liberation Operations Major General Esmayeel al-Mahlawi as saying on Tuesday.
The Iraqi security forces, counterterrorism department and the country’s federal police have joined hands to seize back al-Zankoureh region.