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Kurdish Imam killed in Tuz Khurmatu, causing public outrage

By Rudaw 27/12/2014
Photo: Protests in Tuz Khurmato following killing of Kurdish Imam, courtesy of @vagersedolla.
Photo: Protests in Tuz Khurmato following killing of Kurdish Imam, courtesy of @vagersedolla.
TUZ KHURMATU — A Kurdish Imam was shot dead on Saturday afternoon in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu, causing outrage among the local population. 

Following the burial procession of Imam Salah Mullah Jamal, who leads congregational prayers at the Imam of Hussein Mala Wahab Mosque protests ensued. 

Protesters accused armed Shiite militiamen in the town of orchestrating the killing, Rudaw's correspondent said.

Tuz Khurmatu, a town in Salahaddin province falls under Iraq’s “disputed territories,” which are claimed by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, and the autonomous Kurdistan region in the north.

The Kurdistan Region’s Parliamentary speaker Yousif Muhammed said the strategic town was part of Kurdistan in July 2014.

Since the Islamic State militants forced the Iraqi army to desert their positions in June 2014, the Kurdistan Regional Government moved Peshmerga forces to fill the vacuum. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have since controlled most of the “disputed territories”, including the oil-rich Kirkuk.

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iraq is a toilet | 27/12/2014
Another Yugoslavia war is unfortunately needed to settle the problems of the toilet iraq.
fermin | 27/12/2014
We can thank PUK for the presence of Shia militias in these areas, Iran tells them to jump and their only response is 'how high?'. Mala baxtiar was complaining about how the militias and Iran had promised them to retreat after they liberated Saadya and Jalawla, I can't believe they're so naive, look how they hanged Mam Jalal to dry after he saved Malaki in 2009. While Turkey gives KDP leaders the red carpet treatment PUK leaders are met by low Iranian officials in a building when they visit Iran, well done PUK.
Cleansing Terrorists | 27/12/2014
Our former disputed territories must be cleaqnsed of Arab terrorists,now.
jjayjaywold@gmail.com | 27/12/2014
Well, it was not good that they killed a Kurdish man. But he was an Imam, so maybe not a huge loss.
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ܣܗܕܐ ܝܘܢܢ | 27/12/2014
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