Iraqi PM orders arrest of lawless gangs looting in city wrested back from ISIS

By REUTERS
April 3, 2015 23:05

 
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BAGHDAD - Sunni politicians said looting raged out of control in Tikrit on Friday, hours after Iraqi's prime minister called on security forces to arrest anyone breaking the law after the city had been wrested back from Islamic State militants.

The rampage of theft and burning began on Wednesday, within hours of the Iraqi government declaring that security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries had retaken the Sunni Muslim city, which Islamic State captured in June.

Sunni lawmakers blamed rogue security force elements and members of the Shi'ite paramilitary groups for the chaos.

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