Hundreds forced out of Iraq's Kirkuk after IS attack: Amnesty

Iraqi government forces patrol the area of Kirkuk for members of the Islamic State group on October 25, 2016Hundreds of families have been driven out of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk in apparent retaliation for a recent attack by the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said on Monday. Authorities in the Kurdish-controlled city demolished the homes of hundreds of Arab residents and ordered them to leave Kirkuk in the wake of the attack on October 21, the London-based rights group said. An additional 190 families were said to have been displaced from nearby villages by Kurdish Peshmerga and Asayesh forces.

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