UN to investigate ISIS war crimes in Iraq

The Iraqi government has asked UN to investigate the human atrocities committed by ISIS militants during their rampant progression of occupation and destruction in the country. The Geneva based body has taken serious cognizance of the situation and has agreed to step-in for probing into the human right abuses and war crimes in the disturbed region. UN Deputy High Commissioner for human rights, Flavia Pansieri, has said that Iraq has been dumped in violence for over a decade but the recent siege by the ruthless and barbaric ISIS militants has been the worse Iraqis and the world has ever seen. The IS has not only seized large territory but has also persecuted anyone who doesn’t accept the conversions to their religion or Islam.
The aftermath of such brutal events remain for life on all the survivors especially children. The scenes are catastrophic as many children have become direct victims while others have been subjected to physical and sexual abuse. ISIS have also been reported to indulge in human trafficking of captive women, massive destruction of historical mosques, shrines and other religious sites. Also, taking on a large-scale internet campaign, the militants have posted videos showing extreme brutality of mass executions of innocent men.
Pansieri has called on the international community to step up efforts to deal with ISIS and protect all Iraqis irrespective of sects or religions, from holocaust.
In a recent incidence of violent attack on the Shiite sect, 2 car bombs rocked the al-Bayaa district of Baghdad, which killed 13 and injured about 45 people. Nearly 1430 civilians have lost their lives and about a same number wounded in the month of August, owing to the atrocities committed by ISIS.

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