IS Jihadists in Iraq Kill 5 Members of Family
The killings took place in Baiji district, around 200 kilometers north of the capital, the official said.
"A group of Daesh (IS) fighters came from the Hamrin mountains, crossed the Tigris River after midnight and attacked the checkpoint at the entrance to the village of Albu Juwari, north of Baiji," he said.
All were members of a tribal militia operating under the umbrella of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary force that has fought the jihadists.
IS, which once controlled swathes of Iraq and neighboring Syria, has been pushed back by multiple offensives and ousted from all of Iraq's towns and cities, including the capital of its self-declared "caliphate", Mosul.
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