This Article is From Apr 04, 2015

Shi'ite Paramilitary Fighters Continue Looting in Tikrit, Says Iraqi Provincial Council Head

Shi'ite Paramilitary Fighters Continue Looting in Tikrit, Says Iraqi Provincial Council Head

File Photo: Islamic state group's fighters holed up in the centre of the city of Tikrit during a military operation. (AFP Photo)

Baghdad:

Shi'ite paramilitary fighters continued looting and setting fire to buildings in Tikrit, the head of the city's governing council and its province of Salahuddin told Reuters today that Ahmed al-Kraim, the head of the Salahuddin provincial council, told Reuters that the fighters had burnt "hundred of houses" over the last two days in Tikrit.

"Houses and shops were burnt after they stole everything," Kraim said.  He put the number of torched buildings "in the hundreds".

"Our city was burnt in front of our eyes. We can't control what is going on," Kraim said, who left for Baghdad late today afternoon due to the chaos.
 

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