KIRKUK — Nine civilians, including children, were burned alive for attempting to escape the Islamic State (IS)-held territories in the Kirkuk province.
The civilians were charged with "abandoning the land of the Caliphate," when they attempted to flee the town of Hawija, located in the Kirkuk province, said a security source, according to Al Sumaria News, as reported by the Iraqi News.
"Daesh arrested the civilians at a road between al-Riyadh and Hamreen Mountains," said the source, using another acronym for the IS.
"They burned them in the presence of other civilians on their way to al-Alam," the source added.
This is one of numerous cases of IS militants using their power to punish those fleeing their territories.