The Islamic State terror organization recently held a public execution for thirteen teenagers who dared to watch a soccer match between the Iraqi and Jordanian national teams.
Islamic State jihadis caught the 13 teenage boys in the act in the stronghold city of Mosul, Iraq, according to reports. The teens were then executed shortly thereafter via a machine gun firing squad.
An opposition activist group called Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently documented the ISIS atrocities. A post about the teenagers’ executions said that their so-called “crimes” were announced on a loudspeaker. “The bodies remained lying in the open and their parents were unable to withdraw them for fear of murder by the terrorist organization,” said the posting.
Reportedly, the boys were killed because they were supposedly, according to the ISIS jihadis, in violation of the Koranic Sharia law.
The Iraq-Jordan match, which took place in Australia last Monday, saw Iraq come out on top with a 1-0 win.
Mosul remains an area under horrifically poor governance. Under the Islamic State’s rule, its citizens have struggled to obtain basic necessities, such as water and medical supplies. In December, a new water-borne disease emerged, which has created the potential for plague-like conditions in the city. One resident told AFP that fear of the Islamic State remained secondary to their basic needs. “The biggest and most dangerous problem now is because of our harsh circumstances and the absence of services,” he explained.
Additionally, Kurdish and Iraqi outlets have reported that Mosul citizens may have contracted the Ebola virus, although many in the scientific community remain skeptical of the claims.