Amnesty International: Islamic State group carried out war crimes, ethnic cleansing in Iraq

September 2, 2014 9:04 AM

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Amnesty International: Islamic State group carried out war crimes, ethnic cleansing in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.

The London-based rights group says the extremists, who in June overran parts of northern and western Iraq, have systematically targeted religious minorities.

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