ISIS May Have Committed Genocide Against Iraq Minorities, Report Says


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Is this really something we don’t already know? How about the crime of sitting by and letting them do it?

Originally posted on TIME:

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has systematically targeted minorities in Iraq and may be guilty of committing genocide, a new report from human rights groups says.

The report aims to shed light on the atrocities committed against minority religious groups, including Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen. Based largely on eyewitness accounts and field visits across Iraq, the report says ISIS has committed summary executions, sexual violence and torture that amount to crimes against humanity and possibly genocide.

“Information exists which would support a prima facie case that ISIS forces have committed the crime of genocide against religious minorities in northern Iraq, in particular against the Yezidi minority,” the report says.

The report, released in Brussels on Friday, comes days after ISIS kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christian men, women and children in Syria.

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Iraq: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Iraq.

For more visit:
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/February/UN-ISIS-Torturing-Murdering-Iraqi-Children/

Iraq: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iraq (Latest at top of list).

For more visit:
- http://www.aina.org/news/20150203231600.htm
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/02/article_3661725.html/

Civilian Deaths in Iraq Spiked Sharply in 2014


Originally posted on TIME:

The number of civilians killed in Iraq doubled in 2014 from 2013, according to a new report out Thursday.

The public database project Iraq Body Count recorded 17,049 civilian deaths in Iraq in 2014, approximately double its tally in 2013 (9,743), which itself had doubled from the year prior (there were 4,622 civilian deaths in 2012). IBC, which has been recording civilian deaths in Iraq since the beginning of the American and British invasion of the country 12 years ago, attributed the growing violence on the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.

The sharp rise in civilian deaths makes 2014 the third worst year for civilians over the entire 12 years of the conflict, after the bloodiest years of the Iraq War in 2006 and 2007.

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Iraq: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Iraq.

For more visit:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/12/16/iraqs-quiet-christian-genocide/