21st June, 2016
An Iraqi tribal leader has accused a pro-government Shia militia of killing 50 Sunni prisoners in northern Iraq.
"Around 50 Sunni prisoners were executed by the Hashd al-Shaabi militia inside the Amerli prison" in Saladin province, Thaer al-Bayati said on?Sunday.
He said the executions were in revenge for the killing of a senior police officer in clashes with ISIL militants near Amerli last week.
"The prisoners were shot dead and stabbed by knives inside the prison," al-Bayati claimed.
The Shia militia had previously been accused of committing human rights abuses while retaking