It was recently reported that nearly 300 civilians in Tal Afar, west of Mosul, were kidnapped by ISIS terrorists. This is in response to Iraqi forces that continue to fight for liberation from the terrorists. About 47 miles west of Mosul is Tal Afar, where approximately 300 civilians were kidnapped. It is believed that citizens were kidnapped for being former personnel for Iraqi security forces, but are now living as noncombatants, under ISIS.
A report by the United Nations, state that 18 sheiks have been murdered, which leaves only 12 still alive. Tal Afar is a Turkmen town, where ISIS militants reside and the Shia militia has attempted to prevent an outlet for the militants to escape Mosul to Syria.
While dealing with killings and abductions, a large grave at the School of Agriculture on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil was discovered by Iraqi forces. In the grave were approximately 100 civilians that had been beheaded.
The Sunni terror group continues to leave a trail of beheaded civilians and large graves. There was a recent attack by army troops and federal police forces of Iraq on Hammam al-Alil. There was also a report from UN refugee agency about Mosul residents being instructed by ISIS to give them their boys that were 9 years old or older. It is believe that they wanted the boys to fight for the terrorist organization.
Mosul has approximately 1.2 million residents and it is the second largest city in Iraq. The city has been under ISIS’ control for the past 2 years. Since then, it has been reported by International Organization for Migration that nearly 35,000 people have been displaced. Within those 2 years, ISIS soldiers have trained and prepared for the arrival of Iraqi forces. There is approximately 3,000 to 5,000 ISIS soldiers that reside in the city.