Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ISIS Now Possesses U.S. Made Stinger Missiles

Human rights commissioner Navi Pillay voices shock at "executions" carried out by militants as Isis takes Tal Afar.

Cold blooded "executions" said to have been carried out by militants in northern Iraq almost certainly amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday, as a key northern town fell to the insurgents.

After the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis) released graphic photographs of its fighters shooting scores of young men, Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, voiced shock over the bloodshed.

Isis claims to have executed 1.700 people after capturing the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

Ms Pillay said the figure could not be verified, but added: "This apparently systematic series of cold-blooded executions, mostly conducted in various locations in the Tikrit area, almost certainly amounts to war crimes".

Ms Pillay urged "comprehensive action", saying: "We want to alert the world to address this immediately".

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