Islamic State accused of ethnic cleansing

September 2, 2014 8:40 AM

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New evidence uncovered by human rights group Amnesty International Tuesday indicates that the Islamic State (IS) Sunni militant organisation has launched an ethnic cleansing campaign in northern Iraq against religious minorities.

A report released by Amnesty International presents a series of accounts from survivors of massacres who describe how dozens of men and boys in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq were rounded up by IS militants, bundled into pick-up trucks and taken to village outskirts to be massacred in groups or ...

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