On October 17, 2016, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Ninawa Province released a 12-minute long video showing the confessions and executions of three groups of men accused of writing anti-ISIS statements on walls, and saying that it managed to locate and find them through their accounts on social media. According to the video, titled “Deterring the Hired Men 2” and which was posted on leading ISIS-affiliated online jihadi forum Shumoukh Al-Islam, the young men, who were executed in three different places, had been accused of collaborating with the national mobilization forces of Athil Al-Nujaifi, an anti-ISIS Sunni group which operates in Erbil and Dohuk and aims to liberate the city of Ninawa.
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