"Four of our residents were discussing the success of the army in a casual conversation about politics, when another man suddenly joined in. He casually discussed with them the defeat of Daesh and offensive operations in Nineveh. Later, all four people were caught. Right where they were standing, their mouths were sewn up with metal wire," said the resident, whose name has not been disclosed for obvious security reasons.
The terrorists put their victims into the open trunk of a car, showing their sewn up mouths to everyone, in an attempt to intimidate the population and prevent and talk of the victories of the government troops and the people's militia.
At the same time, a local source in Hit, a city in Al-Anbar province, told Sputnik about the execution of two civilians, who secretly helped families to escape from Daesh-controlled areas on the outskirts of the city.
On August 29, local militia forces operating together with Iraqi Special Forces managed to uncover a hidden Daesh training camp in Anbar province.
The Iraqi army fully liberated the northern city of Al Qayyarah from the Daesh terror group on August 23. Al Qayyarah, as well as many other northern and western Iraqi cities and towns, were seized in 2014 during an offensive by the Daesh terror group, which is outlawed in Russia.
Iraqi forces are also carrying out operations in the Nineveh governorate in preparation for an assault on Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city that has been under Daesh control since 2014.