ISIS militants captured a 70-year-old man for prophesying the demise of the extremist group in Mosul, according to local sources.
ABNA reported that the old man who was previously a prayer leader in a mosque in central Mosul was given a prophesy in his dream about the end of ISIS in the city, and his dream was spread in the city which concerned the group.
After the leaders of the group heard about the news, the militants raided the man's house in Tahrir district in Mosul and captured him.
According to the latest statements by the top US and Iraqi military officials, the ultimate assault of liberating Mosul and completely ousting the militant group from the city will be launched this fall.
Iraqi news reported that recapturing Mosul, the main IS bastion in Iraq, is expected to be the "beginning of the end of ISIS".
In August, CNN revealed that the operation to liberate Mosul has been months in the making and involves coordination between Iraq's military, Kurdish forces and the US-led airstrikes.
There are more than 4 million internally displaced persons in Iraq, according to data from the UN refugee agency, which said the fall of Ramadi in May 2015 "resulted in significant levels of new displacement, mostly in Anbar Governorate." Iraq subsequently recaptured Ramadi from ISIS.
It is not clear yet what ISIS intends to do with the man.
In a currently unverified report. Metro news broke a story earlier today about an ISIS militant who executed his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she had encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday.
The woman in her 40s had warned her son that a U.S.-backed alliance would wipe out the Islamic State and had encouraged him to leave the city with her.
She was detained after he informed the group of her comments, according to the British-based Observatory, which monitors the war through a network of sources on the ground.
Citing local sources, the Observatory said the 20-year-old man executed his mother on Wednesday near the post office building where she worked in front of hundreds of people in Raqqa, a main base of operations for the group in Syria.
ISIS, which controls wide areas of Syria and Iraq, has executed hundreds of people it has accused of working with its enemies or breaching its ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam.
The Observatory reported on Dec. 29 that ISIS had executed more than 2,000 Syrian civilians in the 18 months since it declared its "caliphate" over the territory it controls in Syria and Iraq. They included people killed on the grounds of homosexuality, practicing magic and apostasy.