A French ISIS chief referred to as the ‘blood judge’ has reportedly been killed on the outskirts of Mosul.
The executioner was given the name because of his fearsome reputation for beheading rebels and depriving them of a burial.
ISIS militants have carried out a series of massacres since seizing large swaths of southern and central Iraq in the summer of 2014, often documenting them with sick photos and videos circulated online.
A French ISIS chief referred to as the ‘blood judge’ has reportedly been killed in Nineveh
The campaign to drive ISIS from Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and the extremists’ last major urban stronghold, began on October 17
A source told Alsumaria News: ‘The ISIS summary court judge, a French national, was killed by armed attackers boarding a car at the eastern coast of the province.
‘The judge was known among the people of Nineveh as the “blood judge”, having sentenced any violator of the group’s directives to beheading and deprivation of burial.’
ISIS reportedly put its terrorists on alert to try and track down those responsible, the source claimed.
ISIS bulldozed the gates and parts of Nineveh’s historic city walls in April as part of its cultural campaign against historical artefacts.
About 50,000 Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen, assisted by US-led coalition airstrikes are currently involved in the major military operation to try and force ISIS from nearby Mosul.
The campaign to drive them from Iraq’s second-largest city and the extremists’ last major urban stronghold, began on October 17.
However their progress has been halted by ISIS militants sending suicide bombers in explosives-packed vehicles against advancing forces.
More than a million people are believed to be in Mosul.
A member of the Iraqi Special Forces, seen behind a reinforced windshield, bearing the bullet marks, in a street of Mosul today
Elsewhere today it was reported ISIS tyrant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had executed one of his closest confidants, Abu Abdullah, for fear he would give away crucial secrets if captured in the battle for Mosul.
Baghdadi ruthlessly ordered Abu Abdullah be killed along with this wife and three children at a house to the west of the city, a source told Alsumaria News.
A source said: ‘Abu Abdullah was Baghdadi’s box of secrets and a close confidant who organized his personal mails and arranged his meetings with field commanders.’
Abu Abdullah and his family reportedly vanished two weeks ago, as the Iraqi Army threw a noose around the city, and they had been hiding in a dilapidated house.
Baghdadi is reportedly sleeping in tunnels with a suicide vest after becoming increasingly paranoid about his closest advisers.
As paranoia continues to grow within the top ranks of the murderous organisation, dozens have been executed after being accused of spying.
More than 50 were reportedly drowned in cages after SIM cards showed they had been contacting coalition forces.