The ISIL Takfiri group has deprived residents in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under the terrorist group’s control, of all mobile phone communications.
According to residents in the city who spoke on condition of anonymity, the Takfiri group took the restrictive measure over accusations that some informants in the city have been tipping off the US-led coalition forces to the militants’ whereabouts, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.
The militants reportedly announced the decision on their Mosul-based radio network on Wednesday.
Mosul was the scene of “chaos” and “paralysis” on Thursday, residents described the city, which was seized by ISIL terrorists in June.
Earlier this week, the ISIL Takfiri militants executed two female parliamentary candidates in Mosul.
The two former candidates for the Iraqi parliament were killed in the Faisalya area of central Mosul on November 25, said a top Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in the area.
Washington has launched hundreds of airstrikes against the ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria, which analysts regard as part of the US attempts to gradually spread its influence in Iraq.
The ISIL terrorists are in control of large areas across eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.
The ISIL militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.
The West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are giving financial and military support to the militants.