Anbar – Islamic State has executed seven persons in west of Anbar province over accusations of collaborating with security services, a local source said.
Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “IS beheaded seven civilians in Qaim, west of Anbar, in the market in front of people.”
The victims, according to the source, “used to send information to the Iraqi troops.”
“The victims were not identified,” the source said, adding that the militant group, “usually executes people, mainly youth, in several regions in Qaim, over weak accusations.”
News reports on Monday said military reinforcements were sent to Sakra region preparing for an invasion of the IS-held town of Annah.
On Sunday, U.S.-led Coalition jets bombarded IS locations in Qaim, Annah and Rawa, west of Anbar, killing more than 17 leaders and wounding five civilians.
Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.
Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.