Islamic State militants execute Iraqi journalist in Mosul

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Militants of the Islamic State. File photo

ARA News

Duhok – The militant group of Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed Iraqi journalist and reporter of Saladin TV Adel Saegh in Mosul city of Nineveh province, northwest Iraq, local sources reported on Tuesday. 

Saegh was shot dead by an IS militant in Qassim Sawas square in Mosul city “on charges of serving anti-IS propaganda”, a security official said. 

Speaking to ARA News, Iraqi security official Zanoun Sabaawi said that the IS radical group has threatened all journalists and media activists of execution if they report on local developments in the IS-held areas.

“Terrorists of Daesh (IS) want all their violations and atrocities against the Iraqi people to go unnoticed. That’s why they intend to prevent reporters from covering local news in places like Mosul,” Sabaawi said. 

The Iraqi official told ARA News that the decision has been issued by the IS-linked Sharia Court in Nineveh province earlier this month, and that the group has subsequently arrested dozens of media activists and journalists “who do not serve the agenda of the alleged caliphate”.   

Last week, IS militants executed the journalist Sabah Muhammad and photographer waleed Abdullah, who worked for al-Musiliyah channel in Mosul, on charges of violating the group’s regulations. 

Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News 

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