By Hazhar Mamuzini
In a village 20 km south east of Mosul in northern Iraq, Islamic State (IS) militants have burned an Iraqi Christian woman to death.
Sa’ed Mamuzini, representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, told BasNews on Tuesday that the militants burned the 80-year-old Iraqi Christian woman, who was from Kremlis in the Nimrud area of the Hamdaneya sub district, east of Mosul.
Mamuzini said that villagers told him that the woman was killed for failing to comply with the strict laws of the Islamic State.
This is the first instance of IS militants burning a person since the murder of an Jordanian pilot earlier this year.
Mosul and surrounding areas in northern Iraq have been under the control of Islamic State militants since June last year.