UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

September 1, 2014 9:31 AM

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body is being asked to investigate the alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.

Diplomats on the 47-nation Human Rights Council are holding a daylong special session on the extremist group at the request of Iraq's government, which proposes that the council set up a U.N. fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses by the group.

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