60 Turkmen kept under survaillance were killed by the Iraqi police forces when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) seized the town of Tal Afar, it was informed by an official of Iraq Turkmen Front. The group of ISIS seized the control in the mainly Turkmen town of Tal Afar, which is about 60-km west of Mosul.
Hazim Devlet, an official of Iraqi Turkmen Front, stated that 60 Turkmens kept in jail were killed by the police forces of Iraq running away from the militants of ISIS after they lost the town at about 2 am local time on Monday. When ISIS arrived in Tal Afar, the Iraqi police flustered and then slaughtered the prisoners of Turkmen origin who are kept under surveillance in the police station.
Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) movement seized Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, and caused thousands of residents to flee from the area in vehicles in rush. The militants kill the people who do not obey their rules and who are generally of Shiite origin. After taking Mosul, ISIL aimed at seizing Tal Afar.
During the conflicts in Tal Afar, ISIS called all Sunni people to leave the city as they plan to destroy the city over Shiite people. However, both Sunni and Shiite people left the city and ran away. Though local Turkmen forces tried to defend the city till the end, they couldn’t be successful on keeping the city due to the fact that they didn’t have enough ammunition, and ISIS captured all the settlement and slaughtered the rest of the fighters as well. And Iraqi government bombed a few medical centers on Tal Afar by the means of helicopters after all.