IRBIL, North Iraq, April 9 (KUNA) -- Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have killed about 300 Iraqis south of Mosul in Ninawa Province, according to the local Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi.
Among the victims were policemen, former soldiers, doctors and citizens accused of opposing the ISIL, the Governor told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday.
Al-Nujaifi had previously announced that Ninawa will soon be an ISIL-free province, on the sidelines of the recent visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to Kurdistan region to prepare for a military operation against the group.
In the summer of 2014, the ISIL had seized control over Mosul where over three millions live, forcing about one million of its citizens to flee to Kurdistan and southern Iraq.(end)