Genocide in Diyala: Iraqi officials warn of sectarian cleansing

The New Arab reports: Iraqi officials have raised the alarm of a “genocide” against Sunni Muslims in the eastern province of Diyala, where Shia militia groups wield huge influence.

The warnings come after the Islamic state group [IS] carried out twin bombings at a cafe frequented by government-allied militiamen in the Diyala town of Miqdadiyah on Monday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 52.

Angry mobs responded to the Miqdadiyah bombings by blowing up several Sunni mosques, completely destroying two of them, killing an imam, and burning Sunni-owned houses and shops. [Continue reading…]

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