Communities at Risk: Protecting Civilians in the Fight Against the Islamic State
By the United States Holocaust Memorical Museum
This report outlines several options that could be immediately employed to mitigate these risks, but which require a sustained and dedicated response over the medium-long term from the US and its coalition partners, including, in part:
- Providing physical security to all people living in Ninewa, including by using forces trained in civilian protection;
- Investing in stabilization, reconstruction, and reconciliation to address immediate risks and long-term drivers of violence;
- Pursuing justice and accountability for the thousands of victims of Islamic State violence in northern Iraq by starting prosecutions for crimes such as murder and sexual assault;
- Compelling the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Authority to find a durable political solution for the disputed territory between them.
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