The terror group is clinging on to its last few strongholds in Syria and Iraq, with allied forces assembling for a blitz offensive to finally obliterate them.
Today a senior Iraqi army officer revealed details of the latest sickening war crimes, which involved ISIS maniacs rounding up 23 innocent teenagers in the city of Mosul and beheading them in front of baying crowds.
Brigadier-General Abdul-Karim Sabawi said: “ISIS arrested 23 young men from Nimrod and al-Salamiya and beheaded them.
“The deceased were accused of collaboration with the security forces and providing them with important information about the outfit’s movement in Nimrod.
“This heinous crime comes after preparations to liberate Mosul from ISIS control is almost completed.”
ISIS has significantly ramped up executions for spying in recent weeks as desperate jihadis go to ever more crazed lengths to stem the huge losses they are suffering.
They are believed to have executed more than 100 people for espionage this week alone, with the vast majority of the killings coming in the form of public beheadings.
Huge efforts are also under way to stop desperate civilians from fleeing their so-called caliphate, resulting in the execution of a two-year-old girl who was burned alongside her family when they were caught moving villages within ISIS territory.
Mass desertions have significantly reduced the size of the population in ISIS-controlled areas with Mosul, once Iraq’s second largest city, now home to just half of the 1.5million people who lived there before the terrorists took control in 2014.
The northern city, which is believed to be where the group’s elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding out, is being encircled by Iraqi government forces to the south and Kurdish peshmerga to the north.
In addition to the execution of the teens, ISIS also executed another 33 civilians in the nearby Qayyara district this week, according to AhlulBayt News Agency which cited a senior military officer.
Amin Shekhani, a Kurdish officer in the Iraqi army’s Brigade 91, said that the movement of Iraqi forces toward Mosul has caused ISIS to increase its draconian stranglehold on the population it still controls.
In recent days the sick jihadis also beheaded four footballers from Raqqa, in Syria, in front of a crowd of children after accusing them of spying.
And in their most twisted execution to date they killed 25 Mosul civilians by dissolving their live bodies in a pool of nitric acid for the same crime.