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Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit
Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit

As Iraqi forces pressed their advance Thursday on the militant-held city of Tikrit, Prime Minister Haider Abadi moved to quell concerns of sectarian-fueled retribution against civilians, urging troops “to respect human rights and preserve [civilian] property.” Abadi assured U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a telephone conversation that authorities would “punish any transgression against civilians in the areas of military operation,” according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. The declaration — the latest calling on combatants to refrain from targeting civilians — underscores widespread concern in Iraq and elsewhere that Shiite...

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