300 beheaded by ISIL in western Iraq’s Anbar: Official
Officials in Iraq say ISIL Takfiri militants operating in the country have recently beheaded hundreds of people in the western province of Anbar.
On Wednesday, Anbar lawmaker Adel Khamis al-Mahlawi announced during a press conference that the terrorists had beheaded about 300 people, thought to have been mostly from nomadic tribes in the area, over the past few days.
“ISIS (ISIL) continues in a series of terrorist crimes against the Iraqi people, especially the members of Anbar tribes.” He added that the victims belong to the tribes of Abu Mahal, al-Karabla, al-Salman, Albu Obaid, and al-Raoyen.
Mahlawi called on Iraq’s government and volunteer forces fighting against ISIL to “intervene immediately to save the people of the province and to support them with weapons and gear to get rid of the clutches of ISIS (ISIL).”
He also urged the international community to take action.
The announcement comes as ISIL terrorists launched fierce attacks on Anbar’s capital city of Ramadi, which is currently under siege. Officials have recently warned that they city may fall to the hands of ISIL militants.
The ISIL started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.
The terrorists have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against all Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.
Iraqi soldiers, police units, Kurdish forces, Shia volunteers and Sunni tribesmen have been engaged in joint operations to drive the terrorists out of areas they have seized.