Islamic State has reportedly cut off three women’s hands as a punishment for unidentified reasons and flogged men in Mosul for using a mobile phone, The Independent reported on Monday.
“(On Thursday) evening, the IS militants cut three women’s hands off for unknown charges,” a source told Iraqi News.
“They also whipped five people for using cellphones to contact their relatives while standing on the celebration stage in the Cultural Compound in central Mosul,” the source said.
The militant group has also issued a ruling prohibiting the use of mobile phones, with a punishment resulting in 30 lashes. IS has allegedly banned the use of mobile phones due to worries of residents playing the role of informants to the US-led coalition which is bombing their positions.
Further, the group has blocked mobile networks in Mosul blaming informers for providing information to the coalition forces of their whereabouts, according to the Associated Press.
After the militant groups’ decision to stop the use of mobile phones with the terrifying threat, residents said businesses in the city had come to a halt, and Mosul had descended into “paralysis” and “chaos”.