Members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have reportedly burned to death more than a dozen young Kurdish women in Iraq’s northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk as the militants continue to perpetrate various crimes against humanity in areas under their control.
A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network that Daesh extremists rounded up 15 people, among them children, on a road linking al-Riyadh district, situated 55 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk, to the mountainous Hamrin region in the neighboring Salahuddin Province.
The source added that the Takfiris slapped charges of “attempts to cross to the land of infidels” against the victims, submerged them in crude oil and then set them alight while hundreds of people were watching. Nobody could do anything to save them.
Daesh then threatened citizens in the area that they would be burned to death similarly if they try to escape.
The ill-fated civilians were reportedly members of three families from al-Shajarah village in al-Abbasi area of Hawijah district, located 48 kilometers west of Kirkuk.