Iraq on 'high alert' amid ISIS attacks, mass killings

November 3, 2014 3:42 PM

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Iraq on 'high alert' amid ISIS attacks, mass killings

BAGHDAD: Iraq boosted security Monday amid fears of ISIS launching major attacks on Shiite pilgrims flocking to the shrine city of Karbala as further reports emerged of mass killings.

The pilgrims are prime targets for the ISIS jihadists, who have carried out a series of mass executions in recent days, killing scores of members of a tribe in Iraq's western Anbar province.

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