Extent of Islamic State violence revealed in new UN report

A mother and her child at a Maternity and Child Hospital in Halabja, in the northern Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (file photo) UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

Civilians in at least one-third of Iraq have become victims of systematic and gross human rights abuses by Islamic State (IS) fighters, according to a new UN report.

It highlights the abduction, rape and trafficking of women and the use of children to shield jihadi fighters on the front line, among many other violations.

Francesco Motta, director of human rights at the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) explained to Daniel Johnson how IS targets minorities.

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