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ISIL terrorists abduct 20 Iraqi tribesmen in Mosul

3 July 2015 17:46


Members of the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group have abducted a group of tribesmen in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the militants kidnapped 20 members of the al-Jubour tribe from a residential neighborhood in the city of Mosul, located about 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported.

The sources added that the fate and whereabouts of the abductees are unknown.

The development came only two days after ISIL executed over 20 members of the same tribe near Mosul.

Sheikh Mehdi al-Jubouri, a member of the al-Jubour tribe, revealed that the militants killed 22 of its members in Badush, west of Mosul, after an altercation between militants and tribal figures.

Jubouri said the victims were executed in front of their families and relatives.

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 heartland.

Iraqi soldiers, police units, Kurdish forces, and Shia and Sunni volunteers have been fighting to drive the terrorists out of the areas they have seized.

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