Iraqi police Col Qasim al-Obeidi said ISIS burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi. The purpose and the exact time of killing are not yet known but police were saying that the victims are Iraqi security forces.
Obeidi is now appealing for help from the international community. He said the ISIS continues to attack compounds where families of security forces were residing, BBC reported.
The information remained unconfirmed as of press time, BBC said.
US Military Personnel Stationed at al-Baghdadi
A separate report from Fox News said that al-Baghdadi is located 50 miles northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province. The town is also five miles from Ain al-Asad air base where 400 U.S. military personnel are stationed. The military men had been training Iraqi soldiers and Sunni tribesmen in their fight against the ISIS.
A group of militants attacked the Ain al-Asad air base in the week prior to the reported burning of the 45 people. Experts said the raid may have been an indication of a more brutal attack according to Fox News.
The Ain al-Asad air base had also been the target of several mortar attacks in the past, Fox news said in its report. The terrorist group was also seen to be transporting its forces from Syria to Anbar Province. Experts were saying that the group may be staging a bigger clash with the forces stationed in the base. However, for this clash to take place and for the ISIS to take down the base, they should launch a massive attack according to Thomas Lynch of the national Defense University.