View Full Version : New Wave Of Displaced From Iraq’s Anbar Faced Extrajudicial Killings In Baghdad

07-15-2015, 03:36 PM
Extrajudicial killings are part of life in Baghdad. Nearly every day a body is found shot and umped in the capital. While some of these murders appear to be the work of insurgents, most look like the work of Shiite militias and vigilantes. The number of bodies dumped in the city goes up and down depending upon how much people feel threatened. During the summer of 2014 for example, after Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents there was a huge jump in killings, which then went down after the Islamic State was stopped in Salahaddin. Recently however, there was another sizeable increase in bodies being dumped in the capital. This time the motivation appeared to be an influx of displaced from Anbar after Ramadi fell to IS. Many in Baghdad blamed the Anbaris for bombings and violence, which would provide the motivation for certain groups to target them.

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