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ISIL militants burn to death 45

Newsroom24x7 Desk

baghdadBaghdad: BBC, quoting a local police chief has reported that ISIL militants have burned alive 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi local police chief on Tuesday.

The identity of those reportedly massacred by the ISIL has not been established. The local police chief Col Qasim al-Obeidi said those killed are believed to be members of the security forces. IS fighters last week captured large part of al-Baghdadi near Ain al-Asad air base.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby had earlier told reporters on Friday that Ain al-Asad air base, where more than 300 US Marines are engaged in giving training to Iraq army’s 7th Division, is barely a few miles away.

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