Iraq’s Interior Ministry admits death squads
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(Al Jazeera)Iraq’s Interior Minister acknowledged the existence of death squads and other unauthorized armed groups that carry out sectarian killings in Iraq.
In a BBC interview, Bayan Jabr blamed the killings on special security forces that provide protection for ministers and key installations as well as other licensed protection agencies in Iraq. He also implicated the involvement of about 30,000 civilian security guards operating in the country.
But Jabr denied that these armed groups belonged to his ministry.
Asked if there were unofficial death squads operating in Iraq, he replied: “Sometimes, yes, I can tell you... with these security companies it is not right... you do not know what they are doing.”
“These forces are the FPS to protect the ministries,” he said, referring to non-governmental security companies like the Force Protection for Site (FPS), which was established after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to guard ministry buildings, power stations or oil pipelines.
Sunni Muslims accuse the Shia-led Interior Ministry of backing death squads that have been carrying many of the recent killings in Iraq.
Many bodies, mostly Sunni, have been found in and around Baghdad since the Feb. 22 bombing of a major Shia shrine in the holy city of Samarraa.