Islamic State militants have seized a strategic bridge in Iraq’s Anbar province, that links the key cities of al-Baghdadi and Haditha.
Islamic State militants have been accused of harvesting the organs of their victims to help finance their terrorist activities, according to claims by a top Iraqi diplomat.
At least 45 people have been burnt to death by militants from the Islamic State terrorist group in the Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi.
Militants from the Islamic State are believed to have seized control of a key Iraqi town, close to a large airbase where American personnel are based.
Islamic State forces have stormed a town in Iraq’s western Anbar province, killing at least 19 policemen and trapping dozens more in their headquarters.
Around 50 troops have been deployed by the United States to an airbase in Anbar province in Iraq, to assist with operations against the Islamic State.
Dozens have died in a number of individual bombings in Iraq over the course of the weekend. One blast killed a police chief in Iraq’s Anbar region while another series of blasts killed 22 Kurdish veterans northeast of Baghdad.