ISIS shelling kills, wounds 22 civilians while trying to escape from Amiriyah Fallujah

Archival photo.
Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The local council of Amiriyah vicinity in Anbar Province announced on Saturday, that 22 people, including women and children were either killed or wounded in a shelling conducted by the so-called ISIS while trying to escape in southern Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad).

The council’s member Sabah al-Eissawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS members targeted a number of civilian while trying to escape from the regions of Albu Shihab and Jamila in southern Fallujah, killing two women and injuring 20 people, including children and women.”

Eissawi added, “ISIS is taking the civilians as human shields and preventing them from leaving their areas in the southern sector of Fallujah, in addition to forcing a large number of residents to flee from Amiriyah to Fallujah.”


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