IS mil­i­tant who be­headed Hu­jam Surchi mur­dered in Mo­sul

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The IS mil­i­tant who be­lieved to have de­cap­i­tated a Pesh­marga last month was re­port­edly killed by a fel­low mil­i­tant in Mo­sul, a source in­side the city told Ru­daw.

The source said the man was gunned down in the early hours of Mon­day in what ap­peared to be a re­tal­i­a­tion by a Kur­dish mil­i­tant within the ranks of the Is­lamic State.

The Pesh­marga of­fi­cer, Hu­jam Surchi, was be­headed last Jan­uary in Mo­sul in front of a large crowd. The ex­e­cu­tioner, later was iden­ti­fied as Mo­faq Asaad, was also a Kurd who was known to se­cu­rity agen­cies for his ties to rad­i­cal groups.

The grue­some mur­der sparked public out­rage in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion with many de­mand­ing the killer be found and brought to jus­tice.

Kur­dish in­tel­li­gence said Asaad and his two broth­ers joined IS in Mo­sul when the mil­i­tants cap­tured the ma­jor­ity Sunni city.

The three broth­ers had worked as bak­ers in the Kur­dish city of Barda Rash, north of Er­bil, prior to the IS of­fen­sive. Se­cu­rity sources said Asaad’s broth­ers had been killed by the Pesh­marga in ear­lier clashes.

Although Asaad’s killing has not been in­de­pen­dently con­firmed, an­other source in Mo­sul told Ru­daw by phone that crowds of IS gun­men had gath­ered at his house in the IS-held city.

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