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Exactly who these people were and why they were killed is not clear, but Col Qasim al-Obeidi said he believed some were members of the security forces.
IS fighters captured much of the town, near Ain al-Asad air base, last week.
Col Obeidi said a compound that houses the families of security personnel and local officials was now under attack.
He pleaded for help from the government and the international community. . . .
Al-Baghdadi had been besieged for months by Islamic State fighters before its fall on Thursday.
It had been one of the few towns to still be controlled by the Iraqi government in Anbar province, where IS and allied Sunni Arab tribesmen launched an offensive in January 2014.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby told reporters on Friday that al-Baghdadi's capture needed to be put in perspective.
He said it was the first time in the last couple of months that the jihadist group had taken new ground.
However, Ain al-Asad air base, where about 320 US Marines are training members of the Iraqi army's 7th Division, is only 8km (5 miles) away.
The base was itself attacked by IS militants, among them several suicide bombers, on Friday. The militants were eventually repelled by Iraqi troops backed by US-led coalition aircraft. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, February 20, 2015
Dozens More Burned to Death by ISIS
After ISIS burned a Jordanian pilot to death, politicians and the media united in declaring that burning people to death has nothing to do with Islam. Shockingly, that didn't persuade ISIS to stop burning people to death. Instead, ISIS has increased its efforts to execute people by fire. Why? Because ISIS jihadists, unlike politicians and the media, understand the Muslim sources (see video below to examine what the Muslim sources say about burning people to death).