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Human Rights Watch says Iraqi civilians are being caught between the “horrors of ISIL and the brutality of Shia militias”.
The rights group accuses government forces, volunteers and Shia fighters of burning and looting dozens of Sunni villages in northeastern Iraq.
So are Iraqi civilians paying the price for sectarian reprisals? And what is being done to protect them?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Guests: Mowaffak al-Rubaie – Member of the Iraqi parliament representing the Shia National Alliance Coalition.
Ali Khedery – Former special assistant to five US ambassadors to Iraq, who now runs an international strategic advisory firm, Dragoman Partners.
Mike Lyons – Military analyst and Senior Fellow at the Truman National Security Project.