ICC Note: Christian homes in the Nineveh plains on northern Iraq have been blown up by members of the Jihadist ISIS militant group. According to local reports, the destruction of these homes came on the same day that ISIS executed over two dozen people in Nineveh and Kirkuk. The victims were executed by firing squad in public in Mosul. The group has been targeting ethnic and religious minorities including Christians in the region.
06-23-2015 Iraq (Ankawa): Members of the Takfiri ISIL militant group have blown up more than a dozen houses belonging to Christian residents in Iraq’s beleaguered northern province of Nineveh, as they continue committing crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)’s spokesman in the provincial capital, Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, said the ISIL terrorists have lately demolished 16 Christian houses in the militant-held strategic city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraq’s al-Sumaria satellite TV network reported.
He added that the militants have so far blown up more than 1,870 houses owned by members of various ethnic and religious communities across Nineveh Province.
The development came on the same day as ISIL executed more than two dozen people in Nineveh and Kirkuk, another province in northern Iraq.
According to a statement released by the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights on Monday, ISIL crucified a civilian and later amputated his arms and legs in the town of Hawijah, located about 282 kilometers (175 miles) north of Baghdad, on the grounds that he had spied on the terrorists and passed on the information to Iraqi security forces.