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Kurdistan

Fear of retribution by Shiite militia forced thousands from home

By Rudaw 27/10/2017
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Many of those who fled the recent incursion of the Iraqi army and Shiite militia are from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurtamu and the town of Pirde. They are civilians and a mix of Kurds and Sunni Arabs.

They have now taken shelter either in Erbil or Sulaimani city.

They feared retribution from the militia forces for their political affiliation or ethnic and religious background.

Now they similarly fear return to their homes, though most report that their homes and schools have since been demolished by the Hashd al-Shaabi.

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shivan k | 27/10/2017
KICK those damn arabs out of Kurdistsn! Now before it's to late!
Louise UK | 27/10/2017
Disgusting. Hashd al-Shaabi I hope you all rot in hell. Would you like your own family treated this way?
Roberth, Norway | 27/10/2017
What was the point of contributing in the war against ISIS, when the Kurds are persecuted in the same way by Hashd and Bagdad?
Non kurd | 27/10/2017
They are potential allies against the radical Shiite terrorist regime in Baghdad. They ought to be recruited to fight against hashed shabi fanatics.
Skandinavian | 27/10/2017
My sincere apologies that we can just look and pray for you! We ordinary people here in far north, who are not involved in world politics feel frustrated and helpless. I wish that you would finally have your own country and peace!

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