US-trained Iraqi forces linked to Mosul war crimes, HRW says

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BEIRUT,— An Iraqi army division trained by the United States government allegedly executed several dozen prisoners in Mosul’s Old City, Human Rights Watch said today. Two international observers detailed the summary killings of four people by the Iraqi army’s 16th Division in mid-July 2017, and saw evidence that the unit had executed many more people, […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan government expels Yazidi fighters’ families, HRW says

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BEIRUT,— The KDP forces of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government KRG have expelled at least four Yazidi families and threatened others since June 2017 because of their relatives’ participation in Iraqi government forces, Human Rights Watch said today. The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP’s security forces, Asayish, returned the displaced families to Sinjar, where access to basic […]

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PKK’s affiliated Kurdish armed groups using child soldiers, HRW says

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BEIRUT,— Armed groups in Iraqi Kurdistan affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK have recruited boys and girls, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In two cases the armed groups abducted or seriously abused children who tried to leave their forces. The groups should urgently demobilize children, investigate abuses, pledge to end child recruitment, and […]

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Iraqi government-backed forces detain, beat villagers, HRW says

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BEIRUT,— A prominent group within the Iraqi government-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), detained and beat shepherds, including a boy, from a village near Mosul on November 3, 2016, on suspicion of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said today. Victims and witnesses said that members of the League of the Righteous […]

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Iraqi Kurds destroying Arab homes, could be war crime, HRW says

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NEW YORK,— Iraq’s Kurdish security forces have unlawfully destroyed Arab homes and villages in northern Iraq over the past two years in what may amount to a war crime, rights group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. Kurdish peshmerga fighters are part of a 100,000-strong Iraqi alliance, backed by U.S.-led air strikes and advisers, that […]

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Iraqi Kurds ejecting Arabs in Kirkuk, HRW says

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities in Kirkuk, in their most recent round of displacements, have been ejecting Arab residents and Arab internally displaced people there since the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, attacked the city on October 21, 2016. Human Rights Watch is not aware of any similar displacements affecting Kurdish residents of […]

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Displaced people in Iraqi Kurdistan can’t move freely, HRW says

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BEIRUT,— Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government security authorities are unlawfully restricting the freedom of movement of displaced people in camps near Kirkuk. Despite the lack of hostilities in the area, people are not allowed to leave the camps freely. Displaced people in the Nazrawa and Laylan camps told Human Rights Watch that they could only […]

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