France presses at U.N. for Islamic State to face world court

March 27, 2015 7:29 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France said on Friday it would push the United Nations Security Council to refer the Islamic State militant group to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The United Nations has also said the group, which last year seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, may have committed genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq.

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