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Iraq: Evidence of war crimes by government-backed Shi’a militias

Headline Title:  Iraq: Evidence of war crimes by government-backed Shi’a militias 14 October 2014 Shi’a militias, supported and armed by the government of Iraq, have abducted and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months and enjoy total impunity for these war crimes, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. Absolute Impunity: Militia Rule in Iraq provides harrowing details of sectarian attacks carried out by increasingly powerful Shi’a militias in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk, apparently in revenge for attacks by the armed group that calls itself the…

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