Daesh kills 3 Iraq vil­lage chiefs in a week

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Ter­ror­ists

have killed three vil­lage chiefs in less than a week in Iraq’s restive north, lo­cal of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day, as the tar­get­ing of state rep­re­sen­ta­tives es­ca­lates.

Iraq de­clared vic­tory against Daesh last year, but small ter­ror­ist cells still wage at­tacks, es­pe­cially in moun­tain­ous ar­eas like Kirkuk.

There, Daesh has at­tacked state in­fra­struc­ture and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, es­pe­cially tar­get­ing lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tive heads known as “mukhtars.” The lat­est vic­tim, on Fri­day night, was the mukhtar of Mah­mudiya vil­lage. (AFP)

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