Report: Wife of ISIS head in charge of prisons in Iraq found dead

Iraqis who fled the ISIS’s strongholds of Hawija and Shirqat arrive at the town of Dibis, northwest of Kirkuk, Iraq, August 18, 2016. (Reuters)

Wife of a head in charge of ISIS prisons of the militant group in Iraq was found dead in a town north of Salah Al-Din province amid reports saying that she escaped with her lover the day before, local media said Tuesday.

“Wife of ISIS prisons’ head in Al-Shirqat known as Abu Mansour was found dead. Her body was dumped on the side of a country road outside [Al-Shirqat] the town a day after her escape,” the source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, told the Arabic-language website Al-Sumaria satellite station.

The source added that “bullets were found in the corpse.”

Al-Shirqat, located southeast of Mosul city, is under ISIS occupation.

The source said that “there are semi-confirmed information that the slain woman has escaped with her lover the day before her killing,” describing the lover “as the younger brother of Abu Mansour whose whereabouts are still unknown.”

Another local news agency, Buratha News said a “scandal has rocked ISIS circles and drove the ISIS head of prisons to avoid the public,” citing another anonymous source.

“There are speculations that Abu Mansour has run after the two to seek revenge,” the source added.

Iraq’s Defense Ministry, meanwhile, said on Tuesday that the reason behind the delay to liberate Al-Shiqat was to allow more civilians to flee the town. Getting rid of ISIS in Al-Shirqat is a prelude to the Mosul offensive, which will see Iraqi forces backed by the US-led Coalition forces attempting to defeat the militant group which seized the country’s second largest city in June 2014.

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