A UN Report Reveals Horrific Violence By ISIS In Iraq

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ISIS in Iraq
ISIS in Iraq

A new report lists what it calls a staggering array of widespread, systematic violations by Islamic State militants against civilians in Iraq, many amounting to war crimes. The report is issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq.

The report describes a litany of horrors in Iraq committed by IS militants including attacks directly targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, executions and other targeted killings of civilians.

Among the many gross violations perpetrated by the group are abductions, rape and other forms of sexual and physical violence against women and children, the forced recruitment of children, destruction or desecration of religious and cultural sites, and looting of property.