Anbar council chief's house bombed

Al-Qaeda-linked rebels reportedly bombed Sabah Karhout’s house in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Anbar council chief's house bombed

World Bulletin / News Desk

Fighters from Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday bombed the house of the chief of Anbar provincial council in western Iraq, a security source said.

The source added that the gunmen used two explosive charges to bomb Sabah Karhout’s house in Fallujah.

He, however, did not report any human casualties from the bombing of the house, which he said was totally destroyed.

The source said the group had released three of Karhout's brothers, having kidnapped them for one hour during their presence at the house before bombing it.

Iraqi officials could not be reached for immediate comments on the alleged bombing.

Late last December, violence broke out in the predominantly-Sunni province of Anbar between government troops and armed tribesmen.

Fighting erupted when Iraqi security forces dismantled a months-long anti-government sit-in outside Ramadi, one of Anbar's major cities.

The sit-in was meant to protest perceived anti-Sunni discrimination by the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

The Iraqi government says its military operations in the province target the Al-Qaeda-allied Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.

But local Sunni tribes, which deny any links to the group, voice anger over continued civilian causalities and have vowed to resist government troops deployed to the area.

Last Mod: 31 Ocak 2014, 13:35
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