Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A pro-goverment paramilitary leader has revealed mass executions among Islamic State members in Syria, near border with Iraq.
In remarks to Almaalomah website, Qutri al-Obeidi, a leader with the mobilization forces in Anbar said “Hegeen region, which is 40 kilometers away from Qaim town, west of Anbar, saw the biggest mass executions among Islamic State after the leaders killed around 90 members and threw their bodies in Euphrates river, as they were reluctant about the defense battles against Syrian army, which carries out operations to liberate regions near the borders.”
Islamic State leaders in Syria “are in conflicts after being besieged and the Iraqi jets shelled regions in Syria,” Obeidi added.
The group leaders, according to Obeidi, “urged the militants to attend the execution and witness throwing their bodies in the river.”
Iraqi warplanes launched, last month, a new wave of air raids against outposts of the Islamic State group in Syria.
In April, Abadi denied intentions to intervene within Syrian affairs, saying airstrikes against Islamic State will continue.
Iraq had previously announced launching airstrikes against IS locations in Syria. This came after Abadi said security troops will follow IS militants in the whole region, not only in Iraq.
Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.