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IS suspected of genocide against Yazidis, UN says

ATROCITIES:The UN accused the extremists of mass executions of Yazidi men over the age of 14, and of the rapes and sexual enslavement of females as young as six

NY Times News Service, GENEVA, Switzerland

The investigators also reported numerous accounts of killings, abductions and torture by the Iraqi military and militias.

As the fight against the Islamic State gathered momentum in the summer of last year, the militias seemed “to operate with total impunity, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake,” the investigators reported.

Security forces summarily executed 43 prisoners at a police station in June, and killed at least 70 Sunni civilians in Diyala Province in January, according to the UN team.

The investigators also said they had received multiple reports of militia groups running detention facilities and conducting routine torture at a government air base.

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