Official says some 200 residents of Iraqi town held by Islamic State militants after clashes

August 31, 2015 9:43 AM

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BAGHDAD – The mayor of a remote, Islamic State-held town in western Iraq says some 200 residents are detained by the group after clashes there.

Trouble in Rutbah, in Anbar province, started Saturday when Islamic State militants killed a local resident for killing a member of the group as part of a long-running blood feud. Hundreds of residents demonstrated later on that day to protest the killing and clashes broke out when the militants att...

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