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July 18, 2014

Islamic State urbicide in Iraq: destruction of Shia cultural property and state structures in Bashir (Kirkuk)

JP (@AgenerationXer) tipped me off that the Islamic State had released another brochure of ethnic cleansing/politicide/urbicide. This time, it’s Bashir village, Kirkuk province, Iraq. As far as I can tell, the images are genuine – the release is consistent with the brochure for Mosul, Muhallabiyah and Tal Afar, the targets are consistent with the campaign in Guba and Shireekhan, there are no comparable images in Google’s records, the claims are consistent with experts’ records of violence, etc.

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