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Iraq: Revenge attacks in Sinjar – Arab civilians pay the price for IS crimes

, Index number: MDE 14/1801/2015

Members of a Yezidi militia attacked two Arab villages, Jiri and Sibaya, in the Sinjar region of north-western Iraq on 25 January 2015. They killed 21 civilians, half of them elderly men and women and children, in what appear to have been execution-style killings, and injured several others, including three children. The gunmen also abducted some 40 residents, 17 of whom are still missing and feared dead.

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