BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:59 A.M.) – ISIS captured nine officers of Iraq’s security forces on Monday in western Mosul.
“After fierce clashes in Western Mosul, Daesh [ISIS] terrorists took nine police officers, including a colonel, as captives,” the Iraqi Interior Ministry said in a statement.
“The operation took place in the Bab al-Jadid neighbourhood in western Mosul, where ISIS was able to prevent the Iraqi forces from advancing into its final stronghold in the key city,” head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News.
The abduction of the officers was only possible after intense clashes, with the security forces running out of ammo.
ISIS have a strict policy of brutally executing rival fighters.