Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Shiite death squads blamed for mass killing of Yazidis in Mosul

In a statement issued on their website Tuesday, the Muslim Scholars Association accused Shiite death squads of executing 23 Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority, in northern Iraq on Monday, according to Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.

The attack by unknown individuals on Yazidi textile workers traveling on a bus near Mosul was confirmed by local police officials. The Muslim Scholars Association, a Sunni-led group, says that the attack was intended to fuel religious and ethnic strife and was carried out under the supervision of Shiite militia leaders. Yazidis practice an oft-derided pre-Islamic religion and number roughly 500,000 in Iraq .

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