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Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

BAGHDAD - Islamic State has executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday, part of a mass killing campaign launched last week to break local resistance to the group's territorial advances.

 

Tribal chief Sheikh Naeem al-Ga'oud told Reuters Islamic State had killed 50 members of Albu Nimr who were fleeing the group in Anbar Province on Friday. In a separate incident, a security official said 35 bodies had been found in a mass grave.

 

Islamic State has executed a total of more than 300 tribe members in the past few days, Ga'oud and the official said.