Written by Bakr Ali Abed
Translation by abdulateef alzubaidy
Jurf Al Sakhar is located about 60 km south-west of Baghdad and about 13 km north of the city of Musayyib. It has an area of about 50 km². It is inhabited by about 120,000 people, mostly from the Janabian tribe. They are farmers working in agriculture because the city is located on the Euphrates River on the right side of the river, where palm trees and fruit trees are cultivated, as well as field crops such as wheat and barley, and sprinkled with coaxial sprinklers in the desert region.
More than two-and-a-half years have passed since the restoration of Iraqi forces the Jurf Al Sakhar district from the grip of ISIS, but their residents are still barred from returning to the city after being expelled from it.
the Sources refer to That the judiciary has become the detention of militias belonging to the ranks of the militia Al hashed alshaabi, and these detention centers practiced the most brutal torture against the detainees, who are all members of the Sunni community.
Jurf Al Sakhar contains the largest prison for militias, And detained more than seven thousand civilians, arrested them while fleeing from the areas controlled by the ISIS in Anbar province (west of Iraq) and Salahuddin (north of Iraq).Iraqi political forces and personalities have denounced a decision by the Babel provincial council calling for the prosecution of those who have demanded that the displaced be allowed to return to their area of exile in 2014.
The head of the Committee on Migration and Displaced Parliamentary (Raad Dahlaki) confirmed that no return of any displaced to Jurf Al Sakhar. Jurf Al Sakhar district which was released on 24/10/2014, No displaced person has returned to it until today, and that more than 90% of the displaced people of Jurf Al Sakhar live in the Kurdistan region and Ameria Fallujah, And 10% of them live in Babel province and are subject to abduction and detention from time to time.
The city of Jurf Al Sakhar is exposed to a broad campaign of demographic change. This is confirmed by the fact that its people have to sell their homes and agricultural land. Those who buy it are people who follow the militias, some of them from southern governorates, there were flags of the militias and others expressing the “Shiite community” raised in villages and above the houses of the district, which is confirmed by the people of the city.
In addition, they raided the displaced persons’ camps for the people of Jurf Al Sakhar. They also pursued and arrested them on malicious charges in Amiriyah Fallujah and kidnapped five of the residents with the terror of the families and insulting and cursing, As well as being taken to unknown destinations, knowing that they are from the family of Mazhar al-Hazza of the people of al-Fadhila, according to information. A local source confirmed the discovery of four bodies of displaced people of Jurf Al Sakhar who were killed days after they were kidnapped by militias in the modern village north of Babylon.
Suffering of displaced people of Jurf Al Sakhar
The tragic situation of the displaced from Jurf Al Sakhar in the camps of Babel province, and other provinces, all lack the most basic elements of a decent life, and spread diseases and starvation of its inhabitants, Where a member of parliament for the province of Baghdad «Kamel al-Ghurairi» confirmed that more than 100 thousand displaced people in northern Babylon, led by the displaced from Jurf Al Sakhar, living in tragic conditions in the camps, and that these conditions are a disgrace recorded by the history of the province of the against of officials.
The United Nations criticized the decision of the provincial council of Babylon, the mission of UN in Iraq said in a statement that the decision represents a threat to politicians and prevents them from performing their duty to defend the rights of their representatives of citizens. The mission confirmed the right of displaced persons to return to their areas, and called on the provincial council to reconsider its decision and help the people of Jurf Al Sakhar to return to their homes. But a member of the provincial council of Babel (Ahlam Rashid) criticized all the voices that «tried to link the decision to try to make a demographic change in the region».