Islamic State doctor executed and his family members are arrested in Tal Afar

A prominent Islamic State doctor was executed under mysterious circumstances, while all his family members were arrested, a local source from Nineveh province was quoted saying on Monday.

“The group announced through its media arm the execution of abu Youssef al-Masry, a prominent doctor, who came from Syria two years ago along with his family to Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, where he settled and founded centers for treating IS injured members,” an anonymous source told AlSumaria News.

Al-Masry, according to the source, “disappeared a week ago under mysterious circumstances before the group’s news agency annnounced his execution without providing further details.”

“The group ran into Masry’s house and arrested all of his family members and transferred them to unknown destination,” the source added indicating growing internal executions among the group members over the past few weeks, which shows the confusion among the militants in the town.

On Sunday, news reports said the group carried out emergency evacuations over the night at many of its main headquarters in the town over growing doubts on the people’s cooperation with security services. Other reports indicated huge explosion that occurred at a field clinic, where IS injured militants are treated in the town, which urged the group to block the main roads.

Tal Afar is one of the important strongholds still held by IS in Nineveh since August 2014.

Source: Iraqi News