15:05 GMT18 January 2021
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    Daesh militants publicly executed Syrian adolescents under the age of 16 for refusing to fight on their side in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

    According to the representative of the Council of the Iraqi province of Nineveh, the young men fled from their positions in Ramadi after refusing to fight with the militants, according to Iraqi TV channel As-Sumariya.

    After the teenagers were caught, they were taken to the city of Mosul, where they were publically executed in the main square of El-Qiyra on charges of desertion.

    Last week, the Iraqi armed forces began an operation to liberate the center of Ramadi from Daesh extremists, who have occupied the city since May. According to Iraqi intelligence, around 250 to 300 radical Islamist militants had been holding central districts of the city.

    The Iraqi Army announced on Monday that it had gained full control over the strategically important city Ramadi from Daesh terrorists, the army said in a statement.

    The Iraqi Armed Forces may make advances against Daesh in the province of Ninawa after liberating the province of Anbar, Iraqi Army spokesman Rasul Abdallah told Sputnik on Monday.


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