Islamic State kills security leader, seven of his family members, south of Mosul

Islamic State militants. File photo

Mosul ( Islamic State has executed a paramilitary senior leader and seven members of his family, south of Mosul, a security source said on Thursday.

“The militants were disguised in the uniform of security troops and stormed the house of Hussein al-Hamad, in charge of the Popular Mobilization Forces in a village in al-Shoura town, south of Mosul, executing him, his wife, five children and his father,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“Joint troops of army and police arrived to the accident spot and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department. Operations were carried out in search for the perpetrators,” the source added.

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.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

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