UN: ISIS is holding about 3,500 slaves in Iraq

January 19, 2016 10:31 AM

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REUTERS/StringerA member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014.

GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are believed to be held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants who impose a harsh rule marked by gruesome public executions, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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