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Iraq: ‘Where are we supposed to go?’ Destruction and forced displacement in Kirkuk

, Index number: MDE 14/5094/2016

Arabs displaced to Kirkuk and Arab residents of the governorate have suffered a backlash following the deadly and well co-ordinated surprise attack by the armed group calling itself the Islamic State on Kirkuk governorate on 21 October. Amnesty International’s research reveals that, in response to the attack, the authorities in Kirkuk have demolished the homes of hundreds of Sunni Arab residents of Kirkuk and Arabs who had fled there from the governorates of Anbar, Diyala and Salah al-Din, forcibly displacing hundreds of families to camps or expelling them from Kirkuk governorate.

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