These militia bands took revenge on civilian property, after accusing locals of harbouring individuals belonging to the Islamic state group. In fear of their lives, civilians fled to hawija, mosul, and other towns in the same vicinity.
The entire area, as the video shows, has been razed to the ground, after enduring the heavy pounding of motar bombs. The area has also been completely emptied of civilians in what can only be described as the wholesale ethnic cleansing of the village. Cars, as the video provides evidence of, completely burned - and homes no longer resembling homes.
Mounds of debris and dusty smoke is all what remains, now that Albou Ajeel’s inhabitants have fled.