Public executions are aimed at sending out a stark message to others.
The Mirror report says "the terrorist group arrested and convicted the men of 'high treason' before executing them in a public square in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to ARA News. A source told the news agency they had deserted their posts amid clashes between ISIS and Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Media activist, Abdullah al-Mallah, said: "The militants were found guilty for evacuating a post at the battlefront, where clashes took place between them and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces."
It continues ""The Sharia Court of Mosul decided to behead them in front of hundreds of ISIS members in order to prevent others from taking such a move without the permission of their military leadership." A source in the Baaj district, where the executions took place, added that six of the militants were Syrian nationals and the rest were Western jihadists."
A harsh lesson then to western would-be terrorists looking to join Daesh.
These 10 executions are not the first carried out by Daesh against 'deserting' militants; they probably will not be the last either.
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