GENEVA (AFP) – The UN voiced alarm Friday at rising threats against civilians in Mosul suspected of ties to the Islamic State group as Iraqi forces battle to retake the city from the jihadists.
Iraqi forces are continuing their offensive into the last areas of the city seized in 2014 by IS, which imposed brutal rule on the inhabitants.
“As Mosul is increasingly liberated from ISIL, we are seeing an alarming rise in threats, specifically of forced evictions, against those suspected of being ISIL members or whose relatives are alleged to be involved with ISIL,” said UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville, using another acronym for IS.
He said “hundreds of families have been threatened with forced displacement and such developments are extremely worrying.”
I suspect this is tribal score settling, sectarian revenge, our “allies” are little better than than the barbarians we oppose.