UN: ISIS Enslaves 3,500 People

The Islamic State has enslaved more than 3,500 people and may be committing genocide in Iraq according to a new report by the United Nations.

“ISIS continues to commit systematic and widespread violence and abuses of international human rights law and humanitarian law,” the report reads. “These acts may, in some instances, amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide.”

Between January 2014 and 31st October 2015 18,802 people were killed and 36,245 wounded in Iraq. In the same time frame 3.2 million people were displaced and over one million children out of school.

The report was compiled by the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Read the full report.

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