Iraq: End irresponsible arms transfers fuelling militia war crimes
Militias allied to the Iraqi government have access to arms from at least 17 countries
Recent arms transfers have fuelled enforced disappearances, abductions, torture, summary killings, and deliberate destruction of civilian property
Iraq is the world’s sixth-largest importer of heavy weaponry
Paramilitary militias nominally operating as part of the Iraqi armed forces in the fight against the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are using arms from Iraqi military stockpiles, provided by the USA, Europe, Russia and Iran, to commit war crimes, revenge attacks and other atrocities said Amnesty International in a new report today.
5 January 2017