(International Business Times) — Over 50 mass graves have been found so far in different areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, BBC reported Friday, citing a United Nations envoy.
Jan Kubis, U.N. special representative in its assistance mission for Iraq, told the U.N. Security Council that the mass graves were “evidence of the heinous crimes” ISIS committed. He added that the international community should “take steps to ensure the accountability” of ISIS militants, BBC reported.
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the continued killings, kidnapping, rape and torture of Iraqis by ISIL [ISIS], which may constitute crimes against humanity, war crimes and even genocide,” Kubis reportedly said.
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