Militants In Iraq Say They Executed 1,700 Soldiers, Post Gruesome Images Online
Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said on Twitter that they had executed 1,700 Iraqi government soldiers, The New York Times reports. On Sunday, a string of bombs went off, killing 15 and wounding over 30.
The authenticity of the photographs and the insurgents’ claim could not be verified, and Iraqi government officials initially cast doubt on whether such a mass execution took place. There were also no reports of large numbers of funerals in the Salahuddin Province area, where the executions were said to have been conducted.