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

By Jean Marc Mojon,  April 5, 2015


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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