Tribal officials claim that the Islamic State has carried out another mass killing of members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar Province in western Iraq.
The officials said at least 50 people, including children, died in the latest killings on Sunday
The jihadists have been accused of at least three mass executions of Albu Nimr members, punishing the tribe for its resistance against the Islamic State’s advance near and in the town of Hit, 90 miles west of Baghdad.
Police Colonel Shaaban al-Obaidi said there were more than 200 people killed, while Faleh al-Essawi, the deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council, put the toll at 258.
Sheik Naim al-Kuoud al-Nimrawi, a leader of Albu Nimr, said that 381 members have been killed since October 24.
The Islamic State, which took portions of Anbar Province — including Fallujah at the start of the year, has been making further gains this autumn after claiming the provincial capital Ramadi.
The latest execution was reportedly in the village of Ras al-Maa, north of Ramadi. A local official said many Albu Nimr members of the tribe fled there after the capture of their area.
(Featured Photo: Claimed picture of execution of Albu Nimr members last week)