As many as 112 fighters and commanders of the Islamic State were reportedly executed after they staged a failed coup against the chief of the Sunni terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Mosul.
"ISIS executed 112 of its gunmen, including 18 leaders, who were shot dead in the old prison, located south of Mosul," Saeed Mamouzini, media official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, told IraqiNews.com.
"The executions came on the background of their attempt to stage a coup against the organization's leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi," he said.
The report comes months after similar reports about the Islamic State executing its members on charge of conspiring against Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed "caliph".
In July, some reports had said that the Isis had executed 13 of its members, including some high-ranking military commanders, on charge of attempting a coup to topple the group's leadership.
In June, Iraqi media had reported that Baghdadi had ordered the execution of senior Isis leader Abu Usman for planning a coup against the caliphate.
Abu Usman was said to be a "close freind" of Baghdadi and was given the charge of the group in Mosul.