Takfiri militants of the ISIL terrorist group have kidnapped dozens of Sunni tribesmen in northern Iraq.
The terrorists abducted 70 men from the Dulaim tribe in west of Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin Province, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported on Saturday.
The ISIL militants also stole 25 cars.
There is still no word on the whereabouts of the abductees or whether the kidnappers have made any demands.
Members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group have on numerous occasions kidnapped tribesmen in areas they control in Iraq and Syria.
They usually ask the abductees’ families to pay hefty ransoms for the return of their loved ones.
Located some 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, Tikrit was seized by the ISIL terrorists last summer along with Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul and other areas in the Arab country’s Sunni heartland.
The city has a strategic position as it sits on the road to Mosul.
On March 31, 2015, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the liberation of Tikrit from the clutches of the ISIL extremists following weeks of intense fighting.
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to drive ISIL terrorists out of many areas they had seized last year.