ISIS members kill tribal leader, sets house on fire east of Tikrit

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

( Salahuddin – On Thursday, Daur District Council in Salahuddin Province revealed, that a tribal leader and his son were killed and his house burnt by ISIS members when the former were fired at indiscriminately by the latter at east of Tikrit. A relative of the deceased was also injured in the firing.

Head of Daur District Council Ali Hassan, in a statement issued to the media, said, “At noon today a group of ISIS members stormed into the house a Shamar tribe leader named Sheikh Daham Hawas in al-Naeima village northeast of al-Daur District (25 km east of Tikrit) and fired indiscriminately using machine guns. In the firing Sheikh along with his son were killed right there while a relative, who was present there, received serious injured.”

Hassan added, “The attackers set fire to the house and three vehicles before escaping towards Hamrin mountains, east of Tikrit. Firetrucks rushed to the area of incident and managed to douse the fire. Security force personnel transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment. Bodies of the deceased were sent to the forensic department.”

“ISIS members have been attacking al-Naeima area from time to time due to the weak security presence in the area,” he continued.

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