Islamic State kills 36 members of embattled Iraqi tribe

By REUTERS
November 3, 2014 19:21

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have executed 36 more members of an Iraqi tribe that had resisted the Sunni militant group's advances in western Anbar Province for weeks, a member of the tribe said on Monday.

"They were shot dead in Ramadi," said Hamdan al-Nimrawi of the Albu Nimr tribe, which had already lost 322 people last week in some of the worst bloodshed since the Sunni militants swept through northern Iraq last June.

The killing spree started last week when Islamic State militants began hunting down and executing large numbers of tribesmen and dumping them in mass graves or on roadsides after capturing their main village in Anbar.


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