As civilian men, women and children tried to flee from the ISIS controlled area in Mosul, rather than let them go, ISIS decided it would be better to execute them: all 163 were shot and killed.
When we talk of a solution to the ISIS problem, many assume that what is meant is to crush the leadership, and let the foot soldiers just disappear back to their lives. But this horrid attack shows that we can never really do that. Each foot soldier may be responsible for the brutal murders of hundreds, and if we let them go, justice will never be done.
We hunted down the Nazis who fled after the war and punished them, we must demand the same for the soldiers of ISIS. These are sadistic killers of children and are every bit as bad as the Nazis. Many are wondering if our “leaders” will have the courage to chase these “losers” down.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The Islamic State slaughtered 163 civilians in just one day last week to prevent them from fleeing from their territory in the city of Mosul, a senior UN official announced Tuesday.
“Bodies of murdered Iraqi men, women and children still lay on the streets of the al-Shira neighborhood of western Mosul, after at least 163 people were shot and killed by Daesh to prevent them from fleeing,” UN official Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein told the international body Tuesday.
The brutal executions come amid the last throes of defense by ISIS in Mosul. The Iraqi Security Forces have begun their final assault on the city but are encountering a fierce and bloody resistance. The battle for Mosul has raged on for nearly seven months and has cost thousands of lives of soldiers and civilians.