Thu | Jun 22, 2017

ISIS extremists execute 50

Published:Sunday | November 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM

BAGHDAD (AP):

Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said yesterday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

The shooting happened late last Friday north of the provincial capital of Ramadi.

Militants accused the men and women of the Al Bu Nimr tribe of retaliating against them after being displaced from their homes when the group seized the Anbar town of Hit last month, al-Issawi said.

An official in the Anbar governor's office confirmed the death toll. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to brief journalists.

48 BODIES FOUND

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

The militant Islamist 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.

Meanwhile, the United Nations mission in Baghdad yesterday said that at least 1,273 Iraqis were killed in violence in October, a slight increase compared to the previous month.

The UN report said violence killed 856 civilians and 417 members of Iraq's security forces, while attacks wounded 2,010 Iraqis.

The UN figures do not take into account causalities in Anbar province or other militant-held parts of Iraq.