· Amnesty team analysed satellite imagery, videos, photos and dozens of testimonies
· Lootings, arson and house demolition targeted predominantly Kurdish areas
· At least 11 civilians killed by indiscriminate attacks
· Tens of thousands now displaced afraid to go back home
Satellite images, videos, photos and dozens of testimonies collected by Amnesty International show that civilians were forced to flee their homes after fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi government forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization Units, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq’s multi-ethnic city of Tuz Khurmatu on 16 October 2017.
Residents reported that at least 11 civilians were killed by indiscriminate attacks, while hundreds of properties were looted, set on fire and destroyed in what appears to be a targeted attack on predominantly Kurdish areas of the city.