ISIS Executed 12 Iraqi Forces in Balad

ISIS Executed 12 Iraqi Forces in Balad
Sun Dec 7, 2014 19:32:54

So-called “Islamic State” terrorists executed 12 Iraqi forces north of Baghdad after heavy fighting for control of a rural village, security sources said on Sunday, Reuters reports.

Army and police officials said Iraqi security forces and the Shi'ite militia fighters launched an attack on Friday against ISIS on Tal al-Thahab, near the town of Balad, 80km north of the Iraqi capital.

They managed to drive the militants from their base in Tal al-Thahab police station on Friday, but hours later terrorists returned and surrounded it, trapping dozens of security forces and militiamen inside.

"Supporting troops with cover from army helicopter reached the area and managed to break the siege. We have confirmation from our sources that 12 volunteer fighters were executed on Saturday by terrorists," said an army intelligence officer on condition of anonymity.

Balad's mayor, Amir Abdul Hadi, confirmed that some of the Shi'ite militiamen were executed by terror group near Balad and others were missing after Friday's battle, but said he did not have details.

Officials said 10 militiamen were missing. Sources at Balad hospital said they had received at least six bodies of militia fighters believed to have been killed in the first wave of fighting on Friday.

Balad, which houses a shrine to a revered Shiite imam, is one of several towns north of Baghdad which has seen heavy fighting between ISIS fighters, who control parts of north and west Iraq, and Iraqi security forces and pro-government Shiite militia.

Security and local officials said more Shiite militia fighters were gathering in Balad to try to drive out ISIS militants from areas surrounding the town.

"We have asked the residents to stock food and basic material to prepare for an imminent military operation against the terrorists around Balad," one official said.

ISIS/ISIL executed at least 13 members of an Iraqi tribe in Anbar’s Ramadi district, a tribal leader said on Sunday. Terrorist group executed more than 300 tribesmen in total, according to the latest updated death toll in early November.

Naim al-Keud, one of the leaders of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe, told Anadolu Agency that the public execution of members of his tribe took place in the Heet district of the northern Anbar province.

On last Friday of November, local source in Nineveh province revealed that the organization of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed 10 doctors in Mosul because of their unwillingness to treat its wounded element.

Meanwhile In the town of Tarmiya, between Balad and Baghdad, militants detonated a car bomb overnight at a security checkpoint before attacking with guns. Five police and three civilians were killed, security and medical sources said.

Today, seven police officers were killed and some 26 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in an explosive-rigged car north of Baghdad on Sunday, security officials said.

On Friday, according to a local source in Nineveh province, dozens of militants of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed and wounded as a result of bombings carried out by the international coalition aircraft that targeted 12 ISIS gatherings, eastern Mosul.

Dozens of ISIS militants were killed and wounded as a result of bombings carried out by the international coalition aircraft that targeted 12 ISIS gatherings, eastern Mosul.

And Iraq's warplanes inflicted major losses on the Takfiri militants, after targeting their positions in Northeast of Baquba. At least 8 militants lost their lives during the strikes, FNA reports.

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