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.


First published: 11.01.14, 17:41