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Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq robs, blackmails Sunnis in Baghdad

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq militia

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq militia robed a number of houses in Al-Horaya district of Baghdad city belonging to a Sunni family, members of the family told The Baghdad Post on Sunday.

The family was displaced during a period that witnessed great sectarian conflicts, the sources said, adding that the militia seized the houses and blackmailed the family via demanding IQD 50 million in order to allow the family to sell the houses.

Al-Horaya district had witnessed sectarian conflicts in 2006-2008 in which Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq militia emerged to attack, kill and rob Sunnis including this family.