(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Qaim District Council in Anbar Province revealed, that the ISIS has detained around 20,000 families in order to use them as human shields in al-Qaim District west of Anbar.
The Head of al-Qaim Council Nazim Bardan in a statement said, “ISIS has detained around 20,000 inside Qaim district and plans to use them as human shields. It took control of the district two years ago.”
“The terror outfit also threatened to kill anyone who tried to escape the district,” the statement further added.
“Dozens of civilians were killed by ISIS while they tried to escape from Qaim, breaking ISIS stronghold, in the past,” Bardan concluded.