Salahuddin, IRAQ — A family of 12 was killed by an Islamic State (ISIS) 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,” Iraqi News reports.
The reason for the slaughter has not been confirmed.
It’s unclear if the ISIS terrorist was captured or if he escaped.
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.
Just yesterday we reported that over 1,000 bodies were found during a campaign launched to search for bodies in the Old City of Mosul and the banks of Tigris River, a security source from the civil defense department said.
“The search and rescue teams of the civil defense started today a new campaign to search for bodies in the Old City under the rubble and the banks on Tigris River,” the source told Almaalomah website.
“At least 1,468 decayed bodies were found. Some of them were for civilians, while others were believed to be for Islamic State members as heavy machines were found next to the bodies,” he added.
The total number of recovered bodies since end of war in Mosul against Islamic State, that ended more than ten months ago, reached 9,000, according to municipal sources.
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.
ISIS still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
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