The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped at least 70 people in a village in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, local sources say.
The kidnappings took place in a village near the town of Sinjar, with sources saying that the Takfiri militants seized tribesmen’s vehicles and weapons to prevent possible attacks on their strongholds.
Earlier, militants with the ISIL killed at least 25 Sunni tribesmen in the western Iraqi Anbar province.
The bodies, which belonged to men from the Albu Fahd tribe, were found by the Iraqi army. The incident occurred in a village on the eastern edge of Anbar’s provincial capital Ramadi.
The ISIL terrorists control large areas of Syria and Iraq. The group first sent its militants into Iraq in June, seizing large parts of land along the border between the two countries.
They have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities in both neighboring states such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
The Iraqi army has so far managed to make numerous gains in the fight against the ISIL militants, pledging to continue the battle against the extremist group.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, on Saturday, ordered further air support for army troops and local tribesmen battling the ISIL in Anbar.