When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests … (of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself in exchange for money or for a Muslim captive held by the enemy. (Umdat al-Salik o9.14)
A revered Islamic jurist, Al-Mawardi, agrees with ‘Umdat al-Salik:
As for the captives, the amir has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first, to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale or manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. (Al-Ahkam As-Sultaniyyah (The Laws of Islamic Governance), 4.5)
“Iraq: Daesh abducts almost 120 schoolchildren in Mosul,” Al-Bawaba, April 12, 2015 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Daesh abducted nearly 120 schoolchildren in the southern and western districts of the crisis-hit city of Mosul, as they continue to wreak havoc in areas under their control.
A local source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Daesh militants stormed a number of schools in al-Qayyarah, al-Shura, Badoush and al-Baaj neighborhoods of the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, and kidnapped the children, Iraq’s al-Sumaria satellite TV network reported.
The source further noted that the fate and whereabouts of the abductees are unknown.
Meanwhile, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official Saeed Mamouzini said that Daesh had executed 21 of its members in Mosul who had been injured in clashes with Iraqi security forces. The wounded were reportedly shot to death in public.
According to reports on Saturday, Daesh executed more than 30 people, including women and children, in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, after accusing them of cooperation with the security forces and government-backed groups.
A provincial security source, requesting anonymity, said 33 people were captured by the milotants on April 10, when they overran Albu Farraj area, located north of the provincial capital of Ramadi.
Late Friday, the Daesh killed 15 people on the alleged ground that they had collaborated with Iraqi security forces and Baghdad-backed Sunni paramilitary groups, the source said, adding that 18 other Albu Farraj residents were also put to death later for similar reasons.
“All the victims were shot dead with bullets in their heads,” the source said….