An Iraqi deputy and son of the tribe’s leader said that the mass killings were tantamount to genocide and were an attempt by IS to wipe out the Albu Nimr tribe.

Ghazi Al-Kaoud told the pan-Arabic newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat” on November 4 that IS gunmen were targeting the Albu Nimr tribe in a “policy of genocide” out of revenge because many tribesmen were members of the Awakening (Sahwat) movements fighting IS. – 11/7/2014.