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ISIS demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage video

BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group released a hostage video on Saturday demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails.

 

The group said it was giving the government a deadline of three days before it would execute the six men in the video, who identified themselves as Iraqi policemen and militiamen.

 

The video was published on jihadist social media groups, one week after the Islamic State group announced it had kidnapped 17 policemen and members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces, which are predominantly Shiite militia groups that fight for the government.

 


First published: 06.23.18, 23:07