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Islamic State group slaughter dozens in one Iraqi village

Militants lined up and shot at least 50 men and women yesterday.

Mideast Iraq Islamic State Killings Source: AP

ISLAMIC STATE GROUP extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq’s Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

The shooting happened yesterday in the village of Ras al-Maa, north of the provincial capital of Ramadi, Anbar councilman Faleh al-Issawi said.

Militants accused men and women from the Al Bu Nimr tribe of retaliating against them, after being forced out of their homes when IS seized the town of Hit last month, al-Issawi added.

These killings are taking place almost on a daily basis now in the areas under the control of the Islamic State group and they will continue unless this terrorist group is stopped.

An official in the Anbar governor’s office confirmed the death toll.


On Thursday, authorities found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in Anbar.

The Islamic State group has overrun a large part of Anbar province in its push to expand its territory, which currently stands at about one-third of both Iraq and Syria.

Officials with the Iraqi government and the U.S.-led coalition say Iraqi tribes are key in the fight against the Islamic State group, since they are able to penetrate areas inaccessible to airstrikes and ground forces.

Contains reporting by the Associated Press.

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