ISIS detains four journalism students in Iraq
ISIS detains four journalism students in Mosul, Iraq
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has detained four journalism students in Mosul on charges of leaking information from the jihadist bastion to Iraqi and media organisations, a media watchdog said Saturday.
The four were taken from their homes in different parts of the northern city late Friday, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), an Iraqi organisation, said in a statement.
Mosul activists and a former security official confirmed to AFP that four Mosul University students had been detained and taken to an unknown location.
A journalist who was arrested for similar reasons in June, Jala al-Abadi, was executed in mid-July.
According to JFO, ISIS holds at least eight journalists from the province of Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital.