Another video of militias and their crimes, this time from Kademiyah hospital in Baghdad. They attack a patient of the hospital because he was a Sunni man. This crime took place on the 17th of March 2015.
The latest militia led-attack in Iraq has resulted in the wholesale destruction of the village of Albou Ajeel. The village, which lies south of Tikrit, is the latest in a long line of revenge-based attacks. Perpetrators, as named in the video below, included Al-Muqawama Al-Islamiyya and Kata’ib Al-Ghadab, the armed wing of Al-Da’wa Party.
These militias unleashed their wrath on civilian property, after accusing locals of harbouring individuals belonging to the Islamic state group. In fear of their lives, civilians fled to Hawija, Mosul, and other towns in the same vicinity.
The entire area, as the video shows, has been razed to the ground, after enduring heavy pounding from mortar shells. The area has also been completely emptied of civilians in what can only be described as ethnic cleansing of the village. Carscan be see completely burned out - and homes reduced to piles of rubble. Mounds of debris and dusty smoke is all that remains, now that Albou Ajeel’s inhabitants have fled.
Militia men launched a grotesque attack on a man already in their custody leading to his untimely death. They tie his hands behind his back to thwart any attempted escape, and used sticks to beat him repeatedly, despite the fact that the man appears unconscious from enduring the blows meted out. This is yet further evidence of the rapidly mushrooming culture of violence in Iraq, largely cultivated and perpetrated by militias and paramilitary fighters:
Iraqi armed forces backed by Shiite militias battling the Islamic State (IS) are reportedly carrying out similar atrocities to those perpetuated by IS militants, while also filming them and sharing the videos on social media.
An ABC News investigation revealed visual evidence of a variety of gruesome acts against civilians, allegedly carried by some groups within the Iraqi forces, referred to in the media as the 'dirty brigades'.
The acts include summary executions, torture and beheadings, before posing with the dead bodies or the severed heads – sometimes while smiling. The recorded videos and still images would later be shared with pride on social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook pages supporting the army and militias.
"Shiite militias have deliberately pushed out very brutal images and a lot of really nasty things," Phillip Smyth, a University of Maryland researcher who specializes in Iraq’s militia activity, was quoted as saying by VoA news on Thursday.
New footage surfaces on Militia website this time recording more of their crimes from " Dor " This time. Militias entered " Dor " weeks ago as they progressed their movement from Samarra towards Tikrit. Today this footage filmed by Militias themselves in " Dor " reveals systematic destruction of properties, homes and shops belonging to the residents of the town.
Footage like this confirms the finds of Human Rights Watch who have only yesterday released a report confirming systematic destruction of other towns and villages that fall in the hands of Iranian Backed Militias. Under the Banner of Fighting ISIS, Iranian groomed Militia Forces such as Kataeb Hizbullah whom yellow flags wave in such footage are carrying out a systemic program of ethnic cleansing and demographic change areas north of Baghdad after they have carried out the same in "Jurf al Sakhr" south of Baghdad.
Human Rights Watch Report
After Liberation came destruction
Footage uploaded by a militia related website shows another case of a 'torture till death ceremony' filmed by a uniformed militia somewhere around Tikrit. The footage this time shows a uniformed Mullah with his turban also participating in the killing.
This is the first time footage like this has ever been released, implicating the religious branches of these militias formed under the orders of Ayatollah Sistani and his call for the formation of the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU). This footage raises questions on the extent of religious oversight in such crimes.
Footage recovered from the accounts of militia fighters in Iraq reveals brazen attacks on the homes of displaced families, west of the country.
FRB has been unable to identify the name of the division behind these act, or name the specific location. What is clear is that groups entrusted to liberate these towns, have betrayed local trust.