ISIS has burned 15 people alive for trying to escape from Fallujah after arresting a woman who pleaded for the West to ‘save us or bomb us’ on television.
The civilians were sentenced to death for trying to flee the city, which is under siege by Iraqi troops having been held by the terror group since January 2014.
Militants have also detained a dissident who went on television to reveal how desperate residents are starving to death while there was now no more medicine to treat the sick.
She told the Al Arabiya News Channel: ‘People are dying because of hunger, there is no medicine, no food, we have no more options left.’
As she becomes more and more emotional in the clip, she cries: ‘Save us from Islamic State or bomb us with chemical weapons so we will immediately die and not have a slow, agonising death.
‘Allah is my refuge,’ she added in the short video.
According to the Kurdish news agency ARA, Azal Obaid, of the Anbar Provincial Council, said that ISIS publicly burned 15 people to death after they tried to leave the city, some 30 miles west of the capital Baghdad.
It quotes a source as saying: ‘Living within the city under the terror group’s authority has become unbearable.
‘Fallujah has been under suffocating blockade for several months. People endure severe shortage of basic materials, amid deteriorating living conditions.’
Obaid said civilians are being used as human shields ‘to protect its own militants inside the city of Fallujah’. Read more