Rawa (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State members have executed for civilians in western Anbar over accusations of collaboration with security forces, a security source was quoted saying.
Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that a shooting squad killed the four in the center of the city of Rawa in the attendance of watching residents.
Since it emerged in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate, the Islamic State executed hundreds of civilians and security agents for multiple reasons, including failure to commit to its extremist religious rules, attempting to flee areas under its control or collaboration with security forces.
Islamic State militants have held Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa since 2014. Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the allied U.S.-led coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province. Local officials believe Islamic State is holding thousands of civilians at its western strongholds to use them as human shields against any future security offensive.
The Iraqi government and army commanders say they will aim at IS havens in Anbar once it is finished with eliminating the group from Mosul, its biggest bastion in Iraq.
IS has escalated its attacks against army and paramilitary forces in the province over the past few months, leaving several personnel dead.