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IS Militants Execute More Tribe Members


Islamic State (IS) militants have reportedly shot dead at least 36 more members of a Sunni tribe in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.

A leader of the Albu Nimr tribe, Sheikh Na'eem Gu'ood, said the extremist group executed 29 men, four women, and three children at the village of Ras al-Maa on November 3.

Tribe members had fled to the village after IS militants overran the town of Hit.

Members of the Albu Nimr tribe have been fighting alongside Iraqi government forces against the IS militants.

Iraqi officials say more than 300 of them have recently been killed by IS militants north of Anbar's capital, Ramadi.

IS fighters have continued to seize territory in Anbar Province in recent weeks despite being targeted by U.S.-led coalition air strikes.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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