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ISIS: ex-Iraqi Army officers must join fight in Mosul

By Rûdaw 14/4/2015
Islaimc State militants in Mosul. Rudaw photo.
Islaimc State militants in Mosul. Rudaw photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Islamic State has demanded that former Iraqi army officers join the group’s fighters in Mosul, a source inside the jihadist-held city told Rudaw.

“Once ISIS issued the order, several soldiers and former Iraqi army officers joined the Islamic State because they feared punishment. Many other went to the group’s regiments to surrender,” said the source.

The source told Rudaw that ISIS has given a short deadline for the ex-officers to take up arms and fight alongside ISIS militants against Iraqi forces.

The source added that those who disobeyed would be punished. ISIS has reportedly captured as many as 300 former Iraqi Army soldiers and officers.

Earlier this year, ISIS began forcing young men in Mosul to join their fighters and many were deployed to the battlefields.

“ISIS is pursuing the youth of Mosul to conscript them, and if any family refuses to send their sons to join the group, they will have to pay one million Iraqi dinars [$850] in return,” said a source inside Mosul.

Comments

 
Dabid | 14/4/2015
Never thought I would hear the word conscript again. So sad.
xthat | 15/4/2015
All soldiers and officers are not pro-ISIS, Iraqi did have a national identity before the Americans destroyed and replace it with sectarian and ethnic identities. It's time the central government bring the ex-Baathist in.
Hamid Sayadi | 15/4/2015
Good by Iraq! welcome to 3 small sexy Kingdoms!
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