" With no electricity or drinking water, the town is even running out of food and medical supplies. The majority of its residents are Turkmen Shia, seen as apostates by IS."
Baghdad, Aug 23 - Fearing a possible massacre in northern Iraqi town of Amerli, under siege by Islamic State (IS) for two months, the UN has called for action to prevent this.

According to UN secretary general's special representative for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov, he is seriously alarmed by reports regarding the conditions in which the town's residents live, BBC reported Saturday.

The situation of the people in Amerli is desperate and demands immediate action to prevent the possible massacre of its citizens, Mladenov said in a statement.

I urge the Iraqi government to do all it can to relieve the siege and to ensure that the residents receive life-saving humanitarian assistance or are evacuated in a dignified manner.

With no electricity or drinking water, the town is even running out of food and medical supplies. The majority of its residents are Turkmen Shia, seen as apostates by IS.

On Friday, Iraq's most influential Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani had expressed concern over the plight of the town's inhabitants.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002398287
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.