Hiit (IraqiNews.com) Unknown attackers threw sound bombs at houses owned by families of Islamic State fighters in western Anbar, according to local sources.
Alsumaria News quoted the sources saying that the unidentified attackers hurled the grenades late Sunday at houses in the city of Hiit belonging to locals whose sons had joined the extremist militant group.
No casualties or material damages resulted from the attack, according to the source.
Local fury against families of IS members had prompted officials at the city to call for evacuating those families to prevent potential actions of violence.
Islamic State militants took over large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014 to proclaim an “Islamic Caliphate”. Since then, the group executed hundreds of Iraqis for violating its strict religious codes, collaborating with security and attempting to flee areas under its control.
The Iraqi government says more than four million people were displaced since IS emergence.
IS is currently struggling with a few remaining members to defend Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq where a security campaign has been running since October 2016 to retake the city.
IS has held a few towns in western Anbar since 2014, and the Iraqi government is predicted to move to liberating those areas after retaking Mosul.