HRW warns of ISIL killing of Iraq's religious minorities

HRW warns of ISIL killing of Iraq's religious minorities
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:22:11

A US-based rights group has expressed alarm at the extent of atrocities perpetrated by the ISIL terror franchise, warning that the Takfiri terrorists are engaged in killing or expelling all religious minorities from northern Iraqi city of Mosul and its suburbs.

The terrorist group “seems intent on wiping out all traces of minority groups from areas it now controls in Iraq,” The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a Saturday statement.

HRW further called on the Takfiri terrorist group to immediately halt its vicious campaign against minorities in and around Mosul.

The foreign-sponsored ISIL terrorists recently started marking houses belonging to the Christian community and issued a statement which told them to convert, pay a special tax, leave the city, or face death by noon on Saturday.

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have been forced out of their homes in the city of Mosul following the ultimatum by ISIL terrorists.

“Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil,” said Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako, who heads Iraq’s largest Christian community, on Friday, adding, “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians.”

"Thousands of Iraqi Christians have been forced out of their homes in the city of Mosul following the ultimatum by ISIL terrorists."

Most Christians in Nineveh Province escaped after the Takfiris overran the region.

ISIL terrorists have already kidnapped large numbers of people from other minority groups in the region and many bodies of the abductees have been found.

Crisis in Iraq escalated after ISIL terrorists took control of Mosul, in a massive intrusion on June 10.

The United Nations said in a new report on Friday that more than 5,570 people have been killed and over 11,600 others wounded in Iraq since January.

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