Iraqi security forces have discovered the bodies of eight security men who were kidnapped by remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group last week.
A local commander said the bodies were found on Wednesday, two days after a three-day deadline set by the abductors ended.
On June 23, Daesh terrorists kidnapped six Iraqi security forces on the highway linking the capital Baghdad to Iraq’s north. The highway is the main road that has witnessed a surge in attacks by members of the terror outfit in recent weeks.
Shortly after abducting the security personnel, Daesh released a video purportedly showing six men identifying themselves as either members of the police or the Popular Mobilization Units, better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, which is mainly composed of Shia Muslim paramilitary troops.