Islamic State infighting leaves many members dead in Kirkuk

Kirkuk ( Several Islamic State members were killed and wounded after internal splits ignited infighting among the militants in Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying Friday.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that violent armed clashes erupted Friday between IS members from Haija and others positioned in Abbassi region (35 Km southwest of Kirkuk), leaving many dead and injured.

“The clashes took place over disagreements regarding the distribution of ranks and allegiance to Baghdadi,” the source said, referring to the group’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.