Kirkuk Islamic State members executed 47 of their prisoners in Kirkuk’s Hawija on Monday, including 12 of their comrades, according to local sources in the province.
Those executed were of several Arab nationalities and the ISIS execution was filmed by the militants. The source does not reveal the method of the execution.
IS members have been in control over Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk since 2014, when the group took over several Iraqi regions and proclaimed an Islamic “caliphate”.
According to Iraqi generals Islamic State currently controls only less that seven percent of Iraq’s territories.
Since taking over Iraqi regions, Islamic State members have executed civilians, security personnel and many of its own members for various reasons ranging from collaboration with security forces to attempting to flee areas under the group’s control, poor performance in combat against Iraqi troops and violating the group’s extreme religious rules.