Defeating ISIS is only a first step for Iraq. Events in recently ‘liberated’ Tuz Khormatu @tuzhormatu expose one of the elements of the long road to unification that lies ahead.
When ISIS took control of the area in 2014 they went on a killing spree of local Shi’a that left deep wounds in the community. Most local Sunni have a strong association with Kurdistan, while most local Shi’a resist a partition of Iraq. This old conflict is now re-ignited as the communities become Sunni/Shi’a segregated.
Shi’a homes and businesses are currently under attack. Turkmen are under attack by Shi’a militias (local or Iran-backed).
As usual, the peace-starved innocent civilians are caught in the middle.
November 15, 2015 @bruce121Contact