mercredi 1 octobre 2014

Kirkouk : les déplacés arabes se plaignent de mauvais traitements de la part des Kurdes

"Iraq

17:00, 30 September 2014 Tuesday

Refugee influx fuels tension in Iraq's Kirkuk 
The situation has led to a face-off between Arab refugees and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces who have occupied the traditionally Turkmen city of Kirkuk as a precaution against ISIL militants.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Life has been filled with hardship for tens of thousands of interally displaced Iraqi Arabs who have fled their homes from the ISIL onslaught to Kurdish-dominated regions of northern Iraq.

Iraqi Kurds, who are also at war with advancing ISIL militants, view Iraqi Arabs who have entered their territories with suspicion, fearing that they may have links with the rebels.

The situation has led to a face-off between Arab refugees and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces who have occupied the traditionally Turkmen city of Kirkuk as a precaution against ISIL militants.

Abu Sara, who with his family fled the town of Taza to Kirkuk after the ISIL took control of Mosul in June, told Belllingham Herald "They assume we are all ISIL and so they treat us like terrorists."

Abdullah Khalel Ibrahim, a lifelong Arab resident of Kirkuk, said that discrimination against Arabs in the city is on the rise.

"Kidnappings, killings, difficulties finding jobs, difficulties moving around freely - all of that has doubled now. I lived in Kirkuk all my life and I feel unwelcome here,"
he said.

Meanwhile, Oum Hakem, who fled to Kirkuk from Tikrit, said peshmerga soldiers denied her three college-age sonsentrance into the city when they were fleeing.

According to the Bellingham Herald, the autonomous Kurdish Regional Government of northern Iraq hopes to incorporate Kirkuk into an independent state and is therefore concerned that the 60,000 Arab and Turkmen refugees in the city could undermine the city's Kurdish majority.

according to Rakkan Ismail Ali, the province's deputy governor, and more than a million have fled to northern Iraq this year. The influx is prompting major security concerns.

"The city is not ready," Kirkuk's deputy governor Rakkan Ismail Ali said about the influx of refugees.

"We don't know how the security forces are dealing with the situation. With the current mess, (we can't tell) if those who are coming to Kirkuk are ISIL or not," said the deputy governor, who is himself an Arab.

Peshmerga Lt. Gen. Asso Ali added that his forces have surrounded Kirkuk to defend it from possible ISIL advances, and are having to out civilians from militants every day. "It's our responsibility to keep the city safe," he said."

Source : http://www.worldbulletin.net/world/145446/refugee-influx-fuels-tension-in-iraqs-kirkuk

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