Daesh militants have reportedly burned to death 50 civilians in Iraq’s violence-plagued western province of al-Anbar, in a brutal execution similar to the one previously carried out on a Jordanian pilot.
Provincial sources, requesting anonymity, said the men were killed in the town of Hit, located about 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, Iraq’s public broadcaster al-Iraqiya TV reported on Saturday.
The development comes less than a week after Daesh (ISIL) members torched to death at least 45 people in the conflict-ridden city of Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Baghdad.
The identities of those killed by Daesh in Khan al-Baghdadi have not been released, but local police chief, Colonel Qasim al-Obeidi, said on February 17 that many of the victims were believed to have been security forces.
BREAKING NEWS – IRAQ: The Islamic State terrorists have burned another 50 people to death in the al-Anbar province in Iraq. – (Report)
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BREAKING: ISIS has burned another 50 people alive in the al-Anbar. Kurds were included in this last act of brutality.