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ISIS massacred 322 people of Iraqi Al-Bu Nimr tribe in Anbar

Nov 3, 2014 18:21 IST

Anbar, Iraq: ISIS massacred 322 people of Iraqi Al-Bu Nimr tribe

Anbar in Iraq was in news because of massacre of 322 people of Iraqi Al-Bu Nimr tribe by ISIS militant group on 2 November 2014. The killed peoples included dozens of women and children whose bodies were dumped in a well.

The massacre happened after ISIS group captured the village of Al-Bu Nimr tribe called Zauiyat Albu Nimr.

The Al-Bu Nimr tribe is a Sunni clan which has been fighting the ISIS and has kept the group out from the western Anbar province for weeks, before running out of fuel and ammunition.

The massacre marked the worst bloodshed since the ISIS group swept through the north in June 2014 with the aim of establishing medieval caliphate there and in Syria.

Further the fall of the village dampened the Shia-led national government’s hopes that Al-Bu Nimr tribe would once again become a formidable force and help the Iraqi Army take on ISIS effectively.

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