ISIS Executed 16 more Iraqi Tribesmen in Anbar Province

Sun Dec 7, 2014 16:29:50

ISIS terrorists kidnapped and killed 16 members of an Iraqi tribe which has fought the Sunni militant group in the western province of Anbar, a tribal leader and a hospital source said on Saturday.

Tribal chief Sheikh Naeem al-Ga'oud told Reuters ISIS captured the men from the Albu Nimr tribe three days ago.Responding to a tip, tribal members searched a location about 10 km north of the town of Hit, and found their bodies in a water well.

The bodies were transferred to a hospital in Hit, where a doctor said they had bullet wounds to the head and chest.

ISIS fighters have killed hundreds of members of the Albu Nimr tribe since seizing control of Hit, about 150 km west of Baghdad, two months ago.

ISIS fighters have killed hundreds of members of the Albu Nimr tribe since seizing control of Hit, about 150 km west of Baghdad, two months ago.

The Sunni militants, who swept through northern Iraq in June lost ground in the last two months to the north of the capital but have tightened their grip in parts of Anbar to the west.

In Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi planes bombed ISIS targets in a village near the town of Muqdadiya, killing seven people, army spokesman Colonel Ghalib al-Jubouri said on Saturday.

Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militias and Kurdish peshmerga, drove ISIS out of two towns in Diyala province two weeks ago which had been fought over for months.

Elsewhere in Iraq on Saturday, a roadside bomb exploded in a popular market in Mahmudiya, about 30 km south of Baghdad, killing four people, while three people were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Husseiniya, police and medical sources said.

A roadside bomb killed three people near a cafe in Palestine Street, east Baghdad, serving pilgrims preparing to mark the Shi'ite ritual of Arbaeen which marks the end of a mourning period for the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH) in 680.

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

Some 26 others were injured in the attack on a checkpoint outside a police barracks, the officials said.

According to UN figures, 936 civilians and 296 security personnel were killed in November in Iraq, raising the death toll for the year to almost 12,000.

Also Today, Kurdish Peshmarga fighters launched deadly attacks against the hideouts of the ISIL Takfiri group in Kirkuk, and managed to kill more than 50 militants.

As FNA reports " Wasta Rasool, a senior Peshmarga commander, said the forces staged a series of successful operations in Rashad and Maryam Beg areas, South of Kirkuk, leaving at least 50 ISIL militants dead."

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