ISIS has executed 90 own fighters for their unwilligness to fight the Syrian Army near the Iraqi border, Qutri al-Obeidi, a leader of the Popular Mobilization Units in the Iraqi province of Anbar, told Almaalomah news website.
According to al-Obeidi, the incident took place in the area of Hegeen, located 40 km away from the Iraqi border town of al-Qaim. The dead bodies were reportedly thrown to the Euphrates River.
If al-Obeidi’s words are confirmed, this will be another signal that the remaining ISIS leadership is loosing its control over the terrorist group’s cells and units across Syria and Iraq.
This is especially clearly seen in Syria where some ISIS cells operate on their own and even have no contact with the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq. This is why ISIS cells in Idlib release videos and photos via own media accounts instead of providing them to the ISIS news agency.
Al-Qaim is located on the road linking the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor and the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The Iraqi and Syrian government have reportedly started preparations to re-open the road. MORE HERE