BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (Da’esh) carried out another massacre against the people of Iraq after their forces opened fire on a civilian bus in southern Kirkuk.
According to Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobilization Units), the terrorist group setup a fake checkpoint along the Baghdad-Kirkuk Road near the town of Daqouq.
Once the civilian bus reached this fake military checkpoint, the terrorist group opened fire on the civilians that were on the way to celebrate the Nowrouz holiday in Baghdad.
The terrorist group’s official media wing claimed that their forces had killed 35 Iraqi fighters, but Hashd Al-Sha’abi confirmed that it was in fact a civilian bus that was targeted by ISIS.
In response to the ISIS attack, Hashd Al-Sha’abi closed the road and begun an operation to find the terrorists responsible for this massacre.