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Official: Islamic State levels defiant tribal village

By Rudaw 22/6/2015
ISIS supporters. AFP file photo
ISIS supporters. AFP file photo
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Islamic State extremists destroyed an entire village in Salahadin province after residents refused to fight for  the radical group, a local tribal council said Monday. 

“Daesh gunmen have demolished 400 civilian houses in Zawiya village as a punishment for the residents who refused to be a part of Daesh militias,” said Marwan Jabara, spokesman for the Committee of Tribal Communities. 

Jabara said the Islamic State, or ISIS, tried to force the men of the village to join their militia but the villagers refused. In response, ISIS forced the residents out of Zawiya,  north of Baiji, and leveled the entire community. 

Jabara has called on the government to push ISIS of their territory and help the civilians who have lost their homes and are now displaced to nearby areas.


Brandon | 22/6/2015
I hope Peshmerga will sent ISIS rats to hell.
LoveYourFellowHumans | 22/6/2015
Islam is an evil cult - it means 'peace' (but if you disagree we'll kill you). I've read the Qu'ran a couple of times and the Hadith. The only 'good' in it is copied from 'the book' of common sense - whilst the pages of hatred and justifications for killing or raping your fellows put it clearly in the sin-bin. I feel sorry for these villagers - loosing their lively hoods to these animals with guns.

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