#AceNewsServices IRAQ (Mosul) – Nov.23 – Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul AP reported.
‘ ISLAMIC STATE POLICE FORCE OF NEW RECRUITS GUARD MOSUL ‘
Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight.
Others serve as cooks or guards at the extremists’ headquarters or as spies, informing on people in their neighbourhoods.
BAGHDAD, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s north-west Nineveh province have created a police force to “implement the orders of the religious judiciary,” according to a well-known militant Islamist website.
Photos on the website showed armed men in black clothing with “Islamic Police Nineveh State” printed on the arm. The police forces were in freshly painted police cars and one photo showed militiamen on a river boat.
It was not clear when the photos were posted or when the police force was established.
The text on the website said the force would “maintain order and arrest culprits and the corrupt.” The text said it would be different from police forces in other states, which it described as “a tool to suppress dissent.”
Residents in Nineveh told Reuters the police’s main duty appears to be to detain people they consider opposed to their cause, however.