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Amnesty Int’l Accuses Islamic State Militants Of War Crimes | The AP via The Huffington Post

By Sinan Salaheddin and Diaa Hadid

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic “ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.

In a new report, Amnesty International said militants abducted “hundreds, if not thousands” of women and girls of the Yazidi faith. The extremists also killed “hundreds” of Yazidi men and boys, Amnesty said. In at least one incident, the report said militants rounded up on trucks, took them to the edge of their village and shot them.

For more on this story, visit: Amnesty International Accuses Islamic State Militants Of War Crimes.

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