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13 people killed while escaping from areas controlled by ISIS in southern Fallujah

Displaced families. Archival photo.
Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Amiriya Local Council in Anbar Province announced on Sunday, that 13 people, mostly children, were killed while escaping from the areas controlled by the so-called ISIS across the Euphrates River in southern Fallujah, while revealed that ISIS is preventing the families from leaving Fallujah, in order to use them as human shields.

The Head of Amiriyah Fallujah Council, Shaker al-Eissawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A number of civilians tried to escape from ISIS fighters across the Euphrates River from Nuaimiya area to the banks of Amiriyah (19 km south of Fallujah),” noting that, “ISIS members opened fire on two boats carrying civilians while trying to cross the river to prevent them from escaping, resulting in the sinking of 13 people, mostly children.”

Eissawi added, “Hundreds of families from different areas in Fallujah gathered near Nuaimiya area behind Ajbeel neighborhood near the Euphrates River in southern Fallujah, in order to cross the river and escape from the terrorist organization.”


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