A group of people attempting to flee the ISIS caliphate in Iraq were captured, locked in a cage, covered in tar, and burned to death.
“Islamic State militants burned to death eight civilians, including one infant, after trying to flee the areas held by the extremist group in southwest Kirkuk,” reports BasNews.
The civilians had been fleeing from ISIS-held areas of Hawija towards al-Alam in the Salahaddin province.
This isn’t the first time ISIS has used fire as a method of execution. In February, ISIS burned 15 people after they attempted to escape from al-Shajarah village.
The group, consisting of three families, was burned alive in public. Onlookers were warned they would suffer a similar fate if they attempted to flee the ISIS stronghold.
Despite these warnings, hundreds of people have died trying to escape ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq. As the terrorists continue to lose ground in and around Mosul, we can only except the violence against civilians to increase.