ISIS, Iraqi forces guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

September 1, 2014 2:13 PM

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ISIS, Iraqi forces guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

GENEVA: Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict Monday.

Iraq's Human Rights Minister, Mohammad Shia al-Sudani, told the session that ISIS militants, "oozing with barbarity," threatened his country and the world, but did not immediately respond to allegations against state troops.

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