ISIS Horror: Extremists Execute 25 ‘Spies’ By Dissolving Them In Pool Of Nitric Acid

A source in Iraq has come forward to claim that the Islamic State (ISIS) executed 25 people in Mosul by immersing them in a pool of nitric acid. Those killed were accused of being spies and collaborating with Iraqi military elements.

Iraqi News reported on May 18 that an informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed that ISIS extremists had tortured and killed 25 Mosul residents who were accused of spying for and collaborating with Iraq security forces. The executions took place inside the local ISIS headquarters.

“ISIS terrorist members executed 25 persons in Mosul on charges of spying and collaborating with Iraqi security forces. ISIS put the citizens in a large tub containing nitric acid inside one of its headquarters.”

A quick chemistry class remedial: Nitric acid is a highly corrosive mineral acidic liquid that can resemble water, in that it can be colorless. However, it can be red or yellow as well, not to mention present in a fuming state. When contacting the human body, nitric acid is extremely corrosive. Nitric acid can leave minor injuries if inhaled in small amounts, according to a United Kingdom Public Health Agency website, where symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, and dryness of the mouth and nasal passages. Long-term inhalation can lead to lung disease and tooth erosion. But contact with the skin or ingestion of nitric acid or skin exposure can lead to severe burns, blisters, and permanent scarring, not to mention possible permanent blindness (if contact is with the eyes) and subsequent swelling of the airways that could lead to difficulty in swallowing and/or breathing. Obviously, long-term exposure can lead to death.

According to the witness, each of the 25 Mosul citizens were tied with a rope and lowered into a pool of nitric acid.

“ISIS members tied each person with a rope and lowered him in the tub, which contains nitric acid, ’til the victims organs dissolve.”

The corporeal dissolving of the alleged “spies” and “collaborators” in nitric acid is just the latest method of execution staged by ISIS militants. The brutality of the various methods of torture and execution used by ISIS extremists — including beheadings, the rape of young girls, killings forcibly witnessed by friends and loved ones, burying people alive, and dropping live prisoners from atop tall buildings — is well-documented. Many of these acts have been captured via photographs and video, some of which are used in proselytize and recruit members for the Islamic State.

Arrests and torture isn’t just relegated to adult prisoners, either. Recent testimony, per the Daily Mail, by some who have escaped ISIS imprisonment in Syria have attested that even children have been subjected to the draconian methods of those who follow a strict form of Wahabbist Sunni Islam, sometimes being tortured to death by their captors.

Mosul, Iraq, has been occupied by the Islamic State since 2014. As in all the territory it controls, ISIS governs via Sharia law, finding the traditional cultures of the region apostate to its form of Islam. This has led to the forced expulsion (read: ethnic cleansing, the act of purposely eliminating — by ostracism, legal means, and/or death — an ethnic group from an area), according to the New York Times, of ethnic Assyrian and Armenian Christian Mosul citizens. A United Nations-documented persecution of the various ethnic and religious minorities around Mosul found that Assyrians, Kurds, Armenians, Yazidis, Turcoman, Mandeans, and Shabaks have all been targeted by ISIS extremists.

A recent report from the U.S. Defense Department suggests that ISIS might be on the wane somewhat, having lost more of its territory — roughly five percent, totaling 45 percent of what the Islamic State once held — in Iraq in the past six months. However, those gains could very well be countered by a growing presence of ISIS in Libya.

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