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Iraq officials vow to investigate alleged massacre of Sunnis
Iraq officials vow to investigate alleged massacre of Sunnis

Iraqi officials on Tuesday promised to investigate reports that at least 70 civilians, including women and children, were slain during a bloody government campaign to seize control of the embattled eastern province of Diyala. Sunni Muslim tribal leaders have accused Shiite Muslim militias working with government forces of carrying out a massacre near the Sunni-dominated village of Barwanah. "These criminal acts aim to rip apart the social fabric of Diyala," provincial Gov.  Amer Majmaii said in a statement released Tuesday, according to Sumariyah News, an Iraqi media outlet. The ethnically and religiously mixed province has been the site of sectarian clashes since the...

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