Mosul yesterday, a
university professor and his son were publicly executed in the Shifa'a district
of western Mosul
by ISIL gunmen. Our sources reported that the professor and his son were
detained 3 months ago and they were killed in a public square without
Also yesterday, ISIL arrested 7 journalists in a number of districts. They were taken to unknown locations, again without any explanation. They had not been working, but journalists are usually held responsible for news filtering out of
based simply on suspicion and not on any evidence.
Peshmerga forces are still advancing in Zummar, but their progress is hampered by the ubiquitous mines and IED's along the roads leading to Zummar and its surroundings.