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Thread #154894   Message #3665328
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
02-Oct-14 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
I wonder why you people think it more important to attack Israel than discuss the subject of the thread!
This is what UN said about IS today.

"GENEVA The conflict in Iraq has killed and wounded at least 26,000 civilians this year, with the toll accelerating in recent weeks as Islamic State fighters sought to expand their control of parts of northern Iraq, the United Nations reported Thursday.

The casualty count includes 9,343 people killed from January to the end of September, the United Nations said in a joint report by its mission in Iraq and its human rights office in Geneva, which emphasized that the figures were "absolute minimums."

More than 5,500 deaths have occurred since the offensive by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, begun in June. Among the casualties were over 2,000 people slaughtered in mass executions and others killed in attacks that the United Nations said systematically targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure. The extremists' offensive has involved ethnic cleansing, abductions, rape, and other physical and sexual violence against women and children, the United Nations' human rights monitors said.

"The array of violations and abuses perpetrated by ISIL and associated armed groups is staggering, and many of their acts may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity," Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, the human rights chief, said in a statement