Iraq: IS executes 8 Police officers in online video
(MENAFN) After being abducted in an ambush between Iraqi cities Salahaddin and Diyala on February 10, the Iraqi Federal Police officers had been reportedly executed by ISIS.
Daesh (IS) published a video on Saturday of the group executing Iraqi security members who were kidnapped on the Kirkuk -Baghdad road.
The video shows eight militants wearing uniforms similar to those of Iraqi forces executing captives. The victims are believed to be members of the Iraqi federal police forces who were recently kidnapped on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road.
The execution by firing squad took place in a mountainous area where the jihadist group seems to remain active, between the Kirkuk and Diyala provinces. The Federal Police, in a statement, confirmed the deaths.
The security situation has considerably deteriorated in Kirkuk, and other disputed territories since Iraqi forces and the Hashd al-Shaabi took over the area in October last year.
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