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    Fighters of Daesh stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, in this June 11, 2014 file photo.

    Daesh Executes 300 People in Iraq's Mosul

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    Militants of the Daesh jihadist group massacred over 300 inhabitants of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, local media reported on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "Terrorists from Daesh perpetrated a new massacre against the inhabitants of Mosul, 300 people were executed in the city," a representative of the local militias said as quoted by the Almada Press portal.

    He added that majority of those executed were law enforcement officers, soldiers and civil society activists.

    In June 2014, Daesh took hold of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, and also managed to seize the largest dam in Iraq, which is now at risk of collapsing and causing a major humanitarian catastrophe.

    Daesh is a terrorist group that is outlawed in the United States and Russia, alongside many other countries. The US-led international coalition has been launching airstrikes against the terror group’s positions in Iraq since August 2014.

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