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Fishermen Killed in Suspected ISIS Attack in Iraq

Fishermen Killed in Suspected ISIS Attack in Iraq

Saturday, 23 February, 2019 - 13:15
An employee works on strengthening the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, on February 1, 2016 ( AFP/Getty Images )
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Five fishermen have been killed in an attack by ISIS terrorist group on a camp site near the Therthar lake, 100 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, according to an Iraq security official.

Naim Kaoud, head of the Anbar province security council, says the militants attacked the fishermen's site in the early hours of Saturday, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Kaoud says three of the militiamen were wounded in a subsequent firefight.

According to AP, federal Iraqi security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the casualties.

Hundreds of ISIS militants have slipped into Iraq from Syria.

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