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Islamic State (ISIS) Terrorists Kill Family of 12 in Salahuddin, Iraq


Salahuddin (IraqiNews) A family, composed of 12 members, was killed by an Islami State member in Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Saturday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “Islamic State member infiltrated, early today, to al-Farhatiya village, north of al-Dolou’iya town in Salahuddin. He killed a family composed of 12 members in the village.”

Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the accident scene and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department.”

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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