HRW accuses Yazidi fighters in Iraq of executing civilians

HRW accuses Yazidi fighters in Iraq of executing civiliansFighters from Iraq’s Yazidi community, brutally targeted by the Islamic State group, executed 52 civilians in apparent revenge killings after capturing territory from the jihadists, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. “Relatives of victims told Human Rights Watch that on June 4, 2017, Yazidi forces detained and then apparently executed men, women, and children,” the US-based rights group said in a report. After seizing Iraq’s Sinjar area in 2014, IS unleashed a brutal campaign against the Yazidis — dubbed heretics by the jihadists for their non-Muslim faith — that the UN says could amount to genocide.



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