Iraqi leaders, U.N. call for probe of alleged massacre

January 31, 2015 6:30 PM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister blamed "outlaw criminals" on Saturday for alleged mass executions, following reports that dozens of civilians were killed by Shi'ite militias in Diyala province.

"It's not permitted for people to take the law into their own hands and punish others whenever they want to settle scores", Haider al-Abadi told a gathering of Sunni and Shi'ite religious and political leaders in Baghdad.

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