Special Report: After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching

April 3, 2015 7:40 PM

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Special Report: After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - On April 1, the city of Tikrit was liberated from the extremist group Islamic State. The Shi'ite-led central government and allied militias, after a month-long battle, had expelled the barbarous Sunni radicals.

Near the charred, bullet-scarred government headquarters, two federal policemen flanked a suspected Islamic State fighter. Urged on by a furious mob, the two officers took out knives and repeatedly stabbed the man in the neck and slit his throat. The killing was witnessed by two Reuters corresponden...

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