Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A local tribe in Salahuddin province has announced killing three Islamic State members, who attempted infiltrating into villages north of the province.
In a statement on Wednesday, Shammar tribe said tribal fighters “managed today to kill three Islamic State members who tried to sneak into villages of Teloul al-Baj, north of Salahuddin.”
The members, according to the statement, “were planning for kidnapping, but the tribal fighters are still following the members who ran away.”
Earlier today, the tribe, one of Iraq’s largest Arab tribes with more than 1.5 million members, held Iraqi security forces accountable for the protection of Iraqi civilians against Islamic State threats. It also called on Abadi to open the door for a new batch of the tribe’s volunteers to join the Iraqi army to stand up to recurrent attacks of Islamic State in the Jazirah plain
A group of Islamic State militants executed on Monday six people, including two pro-government fighters, a few hours after kidnapping them, south of Mosul.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.
A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.