ISIL committing war crimes in Syria: United Nations
Iran Press TV
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:53PM GMT
The United Nations says the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group is committing crimes against humanity and war crimes on a large scale in areas under its control in Syria.
On Friday, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria released a report exclusively recounting the terror sowed in the war-wrecked country at the hands of the militants.
'The commanders of ISIS (ISIL) have acted willfully, perpetrating these war crimes and crimes against humanity with clear intent of attacking persons with awareness of their civilian or 'hors de combat' (non-combat) status,' the report said.
'They are individually criminally responsible for these crimes,' it stated, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, for instance before the International Criminal Court.
The document recounted acts of massacre, beheading, sexual enslavement, and forced pregnancy perpetrated by the members of the group.
In Syria and Iraq, large swathes of their territories have been seized by ISIL militants, who have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Amid the atrocities, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press that militant leaders from the ISIL group and al-Qaeda have gathered at a farm house in northern Syria and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents.
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