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220 Iraqis Aged 18-55 Killed by ISIS for Opposing Terrorist Takeover

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 31
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According to a new report, at least 220 Iraqi men between the ages of 18 and 55 were executed after attempting to stop ISIS from taking over their village. The men were members of the Sunni Muslim Albu Nimr tribe. 


Christian Today reports that the bodies of the men were discovered in two mass graves in Anbar province. A grave near the city of Ramadi held 150 bodies and another near the town of 150 contained 70 bodies. 


A witness said, "Early this morning we found those corpses and we were told by some Islamic State militants that 'those people are from Sahwa, who fought your brothers the Islamic State, and this is the punishment of anybody fighting Islamic State.’”


ISIS terrorists had previously taken the executed men captive, along with about 80 others. 



Publication date: October 31, 2014