Video: Dismantling the Social Fabric of Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

They are among the most trusted allies of the international coalition in the fight against ISIL in Iraq. Kurdish fighters benefit from military and political support. But they are also being accused of deliberately destroying thousands of Arab homes.

In another sign that the diverse society in Iraq is breaking down, Amnesty International said Kurdish forces have campaigned to forcibly displace Arab communities; bulldozing and blowing up Arab villages recaptured from ISIL.

The destruction’s being seen as revenge for perceived Arab support for ISIL. Amnesty said the Kurdish actions could amount to war crimes.

Inside Story discusses the fallout.

Presenter: Nick Clark

Guests:

  • Donatella Rovera – Senior Crisis Response Adviser for Amnesty International. Author and lead investigator of Amnesty report
  • Rebwar Fatah – Founder and Managing Director of Middle East Consultancy and Kurdish affairs specialist
  • Rahman Aljebouri – Senior Programme Officer for the Middle East and North Africa for the National Endowment for Democracy

 

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