U.N. Secretary General troubled by Iraq abuse claims, refugees

March 30, 2015 2:26 PM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he was concerned about reported abuses by Iraqi pro-government forces and militias in their war against Islamic State.

Ban, who read his remarks alongside Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, called for the different "volunteer armed groups" - a broad term referring to Shi'ite paramilitary factions - to be brought under government control.

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