File - In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo)
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ISIS militants are conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under their control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against the group's extremist rule.Former officers have been gunned down in their homes, rounded up and shot in groups or killed in public squares as an example to others in recent weeks, particularly in the northern city of Mosul, the largest city in the swath of territory bridging Iraq and neighboring Syria that the militant group controls.In one recent killing, ISIS gunmen last week stormed the home of former police Col. Mohammad Hasan in Mosul.Last week, Mosul's governor, Atheel al-Nujaifi, who was driven out of the city in the militant takeover, said pro-government Sunni militias were being formed in the city, made up of mainly of former army and police officers. Soon afterward, ISIS militants rounded up 20 former police officers from villages south of Mosul. There has been little sign of an armed revolt in Mosul or other parts of northern and western Iraq under ISIS control.
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