KRG denies HRW claims of a systematic policy to destroy Arab homes, but said peshmerga carry out demolitions for security reasons such as clearing booby-trapped homes.
Turkey has deployed artillery units to support Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the offensive to liberate Mosul from Daesh, while four Turkish F-16s are also included in the international coalition.
Fighters claimed by DAESH kill five workers, detonate explosives before elite forces regain control.
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