A Real-Life Horror Movie Unfolds as ISIS Loses Control in Mosul

by Matt Bradley NBCNews.com  |  published on November 17, 2016

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KHAZER CAMP, Iraq — Ali Mohammed thought he knew ISIS — the lethal but mostly disciplined thugs who patrolled his neighborhood in eastern Mosul for the past two and half years.

But it wasn’t until a few months ago, shortly before Iraq’s military began its offensive to retake Iraq’s second-largest city, that the militants’ true character was laid bare.

“They just started to create executions. Just for anybody,” said the 47-year-old iron worker, who now lives with his large family in a tent in the massive camp for displaced people in Khazer. “They were afraid of the people — that’s why they were acting that way.”

Amidst the tales of escalating war and harrowing escapes, Ali Mohammed and his fellow exiles from Mosul described a terrorist group that had rapidly morphed from a formidable pseudo-army that controlled the city into a shambolic gang of murderous thugs.

If ISIS’ oppressive rule had been unbearable when the group was at its most powerful, it became even worse under its decline as U.S.-backed Iraqi military forces drew closer, according to former Mosul residents. The jittery militants turned harshly on the civilians they had once tried to recruit.

  • Tiger

    People need to know. I and millions who know the truth have tried but nobody listened maybe now they will.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxdoztoBEuc

  • Tiger
  • Tiger

    Before we went into Iraq the people were warned so they could take cover and Hussein killed 90,000 to blame on us. Hussein killed close to 2 million people in 23 years averaging 80.000 a year. Assad has already killed 150,000 and his father killed as many as has Khomeini and all of these leaders. Hussein had a human grinding machine, think on that people, he had torture chambers and rape palaces. These people live in the Middle Ages they have not joined this century and it is about time the people of the world understood this.

    We were finding mass graves all over Iraq just as they are still finding them, just as after Stalin’s reign of terror they found mass graves just as we have suffered atrocities all through history one would have thought this century would not see such things. I have an Egyptian friend, Coptic prayed for Trump to win, Egypt of course plagued with Muslim Brotherhood and continues to fight terrorism within it’s country and a great loss of tourism due to it.

    This has to be stopped. It must and what ever we have to do we need to do it as a world together.

  • justinwachin

    ISIS is filled with brutal, demon-possessed fighters. These guys have lost their souls and have become pure evil. The residents of Mosul should help the liberation troops find and destroy the ISIS fighters embedded in their midst. Look upon the face of an ISIS member and you will see the face of Satan.

  • Rodney Steward

    They’re just like mad wolves, even killing their own and must be completely destroyed! And just think, we have ISIS now in all 50 states here in America, thanks to Obama forcing the border patrols to turn a blind eye to the trash coming in, and this is both the Northern and Southern borders! And the Northern border is never mentioned and should be, it’s almost as bad as the Southern, but different type people!!

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