Members of Daesh Takfiri militant group have brutally murdered eight prisoners by locking them in a metal cage and lowering them into a swimming pool in Iraq’s embattled northern city of Mosul.
A local source, requesting anonymity, said the terrorists carried out the execution by submerging the caged civilians in a pool in the Faisaliah neighborhood of the city, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, on Saturday, after accusing the victims of spying for the Iraqi government, Arabic-language al-Sumaria television reported.
Mahmoud al-Sourji, a spokesman for Iraq’s pro-government Popular Mobilization forces, said on February 7 that Daesh Takfiris had executed a total of 300 Iraqi policemen, army troopers and civilian activists in Mosul.
The act of terror came only a day after the terrorists publicly amputated the right hands of three teenagers.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.
The Iraqi army and fighters from Popular Mobilization Units are engaged in joint military operations to win back militant-held regions.