Militants from ISIS (Islamic State) burns 45 to death near US base in Iraq

February 18, 2015 6:19 pm

Militants from (Islamic State) have burned 45 people to death in
the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, according to the local police
chief.
Col Qasim al-Obeidi said the motive was unknown but he believed some of the victims were members of the security forces.
He
has pleaded for help from the government and international community
and said the compound, which houses the families of security personnel
and local officials, was now under attack.

Al Jazeera reported the charred remains of 30 people had been found in al-Baghdadi, days after the area was seized by Isis.
Al-Baghdadi, which is near Ain al-Asad air base, was captured by Isis fighters last week.
The
unconfirmed reports have haunting similarities to the video published
earlier this month, showing militants burning alive a Jordanian air
force pilot, whose plane crashed in in December.
Al-Baghdadi
had been besieged for months by Islamic State fighters before its fall.
It had been one of the few towns to still be controlled by the Iraqi
government in Anbar province, where Isis and allied Sunni Arab tribesmen
launched an offensive in January 2014.

Isis militants walk 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians to their deaths in Libya.
Isis militants walk 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians to their deaths in Libya.
On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby, played
down its capture, telling reporters it was the first time in the last
couple of months that the jihadist group had taken new ground.
But
with 320 Marines stationed just five miles away at the Ain al-Asad
air base, training members of the Iraqi army’s 7th Division, it will
cause concern.
The base was attacked by several suicide bombers,
on Friday with the militant repelled by Iraqi troops backed by US-led
coalition aircraft.
In a separate development on Tuesday, the
influential Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr announced he was withdrawing his
forces from an umbrella group of Shia militia fighting Isis alongside
the Iraqi army.
He cited what he called the bad behaviour of
other militia within the Popular Mobilisation Forces, whom he accused of
“wreaking havoc through murdering, kidnapping and violating
sanctuaries”.
Shia militia have been accused of kidnapping and
killing scores of Sunni civilians since Islamic State launched an
offensive in northern last June that saw it seize large swathes of
the country.
Elsewhere, there are reports at least 35 more
Egyptian Christians are feared to have been kidnapped by jihadists in
retaliation for air strikes on targets in Libya.
Militants from
the Islamic State and Ansar Al-Sharia are understood to have rounded up
dozens of farm workers in the wake of bombings by Cairo, it was reported
by local media.
The move is believed to be a direct response to
strikes by Egyptian warplanes yesterday which came after fanatics
released a horrific video showing the beheading of 21 Christians on a
beach.

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