Activists in Mosul revealed that local ISIS fighters have been making efforts to obtain forged civilian IDs, in preparation to flee the city with the launch of the battle to liberate Mosul.
Some of them plan to leave as being displaced persons. According to these activists, the price of a forged ID comes to 50,000 Iraqi dinars ($43). The IDs are issued by ISIS-affiliated “mafias”, which seized printing houses, seals, documents and relevant forms after the fall of the city of Mosul.
The activists are urging security services to check the IDs carefully in the aftermath of the city’s liberation.