Iraqi fighters of Anbar Tribal Forces. File photo
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ERBIL – The Anbar Tribal Force reported the death of 700 militant fighters from the Islamic State group (ISIS) in clashes with Iraqi troops over the past two weeks.
The leadership of the tribal force said its members have buried more than 700 dead bodies for ISIS militants across Iraq’s northwestern province of Anbar.
“Those Daesh terrorists were killed in the battle for Ramadi,” it said in a statement on Saturday, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
In the meantime, an Iraqi security official told ARA News that Hundreds of Iraqi civilians have been used by ISIS as human shields during the recent clashes in Anbar.
“The terrorist group has used people as human shields in the battle for Ramadi (capital of Anbar province),” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We are highly concerned about the fate of hundreds of people who have disappeared in Ramadi in the last few weeks.”
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News