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Islamic State 'executes 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraq' - BBC News

6.10.15

Islamic State 'executes 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraq' - BBC News: In 2014, IS militants killed more than 500 members of the tribe, but its leaders vowed to fight on.

The tribe, which is believed to include more than half a million people, confronted IS after it seized control of swathes of western and northern Iraq that June.

Members of the tribe also helped the US military counter al-Qaeda in Iraq, a precursor to IS, during the so-called "Sunni Awakening" in 2006 and 2007.


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