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Daesh kills eight of own members in Iraq

4 July 2016 15:13

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The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has killed eight of its own members in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk allegedly for escaping battles with Iraqi security forces.

Daesh executed eight of its own members on the charge of leaving the battlefield where they were supposed to face off with the Iraqi forces in the city of Hawijah in southwestern Kirkuk, a security source told Iraq’s al-Sumaria on Sunday.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, further said the terrorist group also killed seven residents of Hawijah in public in the center of the city on the charge of spying and collaborating with the Iraqi forces.

The source said that Daesh is in a state of fear after suffering heavy losses in southwestern Kirkuk from the security forces.

Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh launched an offensive in the country in June 2014, and took control of portions of the Iraqi territory.

The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.

At least 213 people lost their lives and more than 200 others sustained injuries in two deadly car bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, early on Sunday, medical and security officials said Monday.

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group later claimed responsibility for the attacks, which it said were aimed at Shia neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 662 Iraqis were killed and another 1,457 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June.

The Iraqi army and volunteer forces are involved in operations to against the Takfiris.

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