ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Kurdistan24 discovered thousands of destroyed satellite receivers and dishes in the neighborhood of Tahrir in the northeast of Mosul.
On Friday, Kurdistan24 Correspondent Masoud Mohammed, reporting from inside Mosul, uncovered an area full of satellite dishes and receivers.
The Islamic State (IS) had confiscated these from the Mosul locals and had destroyed them.
Previously, the jihadist group published a propaganda video showing people smashing satellite TVs. The IS banned satellite receivers and TVs were to be sold or repaired in the controlled parts of Iraq and Syria.
The group called on Muslim people in their areas to destroy their TV sets to avoid hostile channels, claiming it “destroys their beliefs and pollutes their ethics.”
IS emerged in northern Iraq in June 2014 and shortly after occupied large swaths of Nineveh, Diyala, Salahaddin, and Anbar provinces.
Since then, the group has lost most of the territory in Iraq and continues to shrink.
Iraqi, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched Mosul operation on October 17.
Editing by Ava Homa