Daesh Takfiri terrorists have killed five members of a family at a checkpoint in Iraq’s north-central province of Salahuddin as army troopers, backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units,…
are trying to flush the last remnants of the extremist outfit out of the crisis-hit Arab country.
“A group of Daesh 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,” a police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Saturday.
He added that five members of the family were killed in the assault, while a sixth is in a critical condition.
All were members of a tribal force operating under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Units – better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi.
Meanwhile, an unnamed senior Iraqi security source told Arabic-language Baghdad Today news agency that the Iraqi Federal Police had arrested a high-profile Daesh militant commander as he was trying to flee to the country’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.