Members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have reportedly detained more than 100 civilians in Iraq’s beleaguered northern province of Nineveh, as they continue committing crimes in the areas under their control.
The spokesman for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Saturday that Daesh Takfiris arrested 127 residents of the militant-held city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, on charges of using mobile phones.
Mamouzini added that Daesh is terrified of a public uprising against its rule in Mosul, and strictly monitors the movements of the city dwellers.
Daesh targets Christian homes
Meanwhile, Daesh terrorists have blown up nearly two dozen houses belonging to Christian residents in Nineveh Province.
Mamouzini said Daesh terrorists have recently demolished 21 Christian houses in the ancient Assyrian city of Bakhdida, located about 32 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Mosul.
He added that the militants have so far blown up hundreds of houses owned by members of various ethnic and religious communities across Nineveh Province.
Anti-Daesh fight gains momentum
Furthermore, at least 1,000 Sunni tribal fighters from the troubled western Iraqi province of Anbar have joined the country’s pro-government Popular Mobilization Units in their fight against Daesh Takfiri militants.
Brigadier Hamad Abdul Razzaq al-Dulaimi, a commander of Popular Mobilization forces, said the fighters have joined the ranks of his contingent in the conflict-ridden city of Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Baghdad, to liberate militant-held areas and purge them of terrorists.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since ISIL 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, Christians and others.
Units of army soldiers joined by volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.
By Press TV