Read news from vl-news.com. This was reported on Saturday, February 7, by Press TV channel citing a local official, Hamid al-Azavi.
An administration official said that Mosul, which is under the control of the Islamists, has turned into an open-air prison. According to him, local people are being tortured and are suffering from insurgents’ violence. At the same time, al-Azavi noted that some researchers and members of the clergy are cooperating with the insurgents.
The terrorist group “Islamic State” has intensified its activities in the early summer of 2014 and occupied a significant part of Syria and Iraq. On June 29 it proclaimed the establishment of the caliphate on controlled territories.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself a caliph named Ibrahim, and declared Mosul the capital of the “Islamic State”. The leader of the terrorist group claims to be a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Hussein al-Kurashi. In August of 2014, the US, heading an international coalition, began a military operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.