Iraqi security officials and a tribal leader say militants from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group have killed at least 85 tribesmen and women in the western Anbar Province.
Sheikh Naim al-Gaood, a leader in the Al-Bou Nimr tribe, said on November 1 that IS militants the previous day killed 50 displaced members of the tribe in the village of Ras al-Maa where many Al-Bou Nimr people fled after homes in the area around the town of Hit were overrun recently by IS.
Al-Gaood said IS militants claimed the tribespeople had offered resistance to IS military advances.
Anbar councilman Faleh al-Issawu confirmed the murders in Ras al-Maa.
In a separate incident, a security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said another 35 bodies were discovered in a mass grave in Anbar Province.