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Iraq Feature: Islamic State Executes 16, Including Journalist Raad al-Azzawi

Iraq Feature: Islamic State Executes 16, Including Journalist Raad al-Azzawi
October 11
14:36 2014

The Islamic State has carried out executions in several locations in northern Iraq, killing at least 16 people.

The jihadists carried out their first executions in Az-Zab, 90 km (55 miles) west of the oil city of Kirkuk, on Friday. Nine people were killed were killed on claims that they had ties with anti-Islamic State Sunni groups.

A security official in Baiji said three men were beheaded on Friday.

And an Iraqi news cameraman, Raad al-Azzawi (pictured), his brother, and two other civilians were slain in the village of Samra, east of the city of Tikrit.

Azzawi worked for the local news channel Sama Salaheddin. He was threatened by the Islamic State after he refused to work for them.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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