Islamic State executes four people in Diyala: Source

Islamic State militants. File photo.

Diyala ( Islamic State has executed four people in Khanaqin town in Diyala, a security source from the province said on Monday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “Islamic State executed four people near Youssef Bek village, west of Khanaqin town, late on Sunday.”

The people “were attacked by the militants, who then executed them,” according to the source, who preferred anonymity.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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