According to the Alsumaria broadcaster citing its sources, all the accused were charged with apostasy. The execution was carried out in a military camp to the west of Mosul.
The executed Daesh members were refugees from other parts of Iraq and were not Daesh "fanatics," the sources said, adding that they had once joined Daesh ranks threatened with death.
On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of a military operation to recapture Mosul from Daesh, outlawed in Russia, with the help of airstrikes by the US-led international coalition. According to media reports, about 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were initially taking part in the operation.