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QUOTE: Amnesty probing reports of Iraqi forces’ abuses in Tikrit

By Jean Marc Mojon,  April 5, 2015

AFP:

Yet analysts argued the government camp appears to have at least partially succeeded in containing a widespread desire for revenge among Shiite fighters. “The government and the religious authorities in Najaf took this issue very seriously,” said Zaid al-Ali, author of “The Struggle For Iraq’s Future”. “They issued a number of warnings and also dispatched hundreds of preachers to the front to remind fighters not to engage in looting, collective punishment or other forms of criminal activity.”

 

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