PARANOID Islamic State (ISIS) maniacs have embarked on a summer of slaughter, beheading 23 teenagers on suspicion of spying and burning a two-year-old girl alive.
Senior military sources said the spate of horrific murders was a sign that the Islamist fanatics are growing increasingly desperate as they face all-out military defeat.
Today a senior Iraqi army officer revealed details of the latest sickening war crimes, which involved ISIS maniacs rounding up 23 innocent teenagers in the city of Mosul and beheading them in front of baying crowds.
“The deceased were accused of collaboration with the security forces and providing them with important information about the outfit’s movement in Nimrod.
“This heinous crime comes after preparations to liberate Mosul from ISIS control is almost completed.”
ISIS has significantly ramped up executions for spying in recent weeks as desperate jihadis go to ever more crazed lengths to stem the huge losses they are suffering.
Huge efforts are also under way to stop desperate civilians from fleeing their so-called caliphate, resulting in the execution of a two-year-old girl who was burned alongside her family when they were caught moving villages within ISIS territory.
Mass desertions have significantly reduced the size of the population in ISIS-controlled areas with Mosul, once Iraq’s second largest city, now home to just half of the 1.5million people who lived there before the terrorists took control in 2014.
The northern city, which is believed to be where the group’s elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding out, is being encircled by Iraqi government forces to the south and Kurdish peshmerga to the north.