People flee ISIS terror in Khanaqin and Jalawla

The attacks of the terrorist militia Islamic State in Khanaqin, Jalawla and Tuz Khurmatu in northern Iraq continue. Because of the jihadist attacks at least 20 villages had to be abandoned.

With the onslaught of the jihadist militia ISIS and other extremist groups in Iraq and Southern Kurdistan, villages in the Khanaqin, Jalawla and Tuz Khurmatu regions in particular were attacked.

In the first month of 2019, it is again these areas that are the most heavily attacked by the terrorist militia. For the past twenty days, IS has conducted at least ten attacks in Khanaqin and Jalawla. As a result of these attacks, the multi-ethnic population fled from at least twenty villages in these regions as early as 2018.

As reported by the Iraqi Federal Police, the ISIS is trying to expand its activities here. The Islamists had withdrawn to the Hamrin Mountains in Diyala Governorate and the village of Palkan near Tuz Khurmatu, and would direct their attacks from these areas.