New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq

21 September 2017

In a “landmark” resolution, the Security Council established a new team on Thursday to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL in Iraq.

ISIL, also known as Daesh, overran large areas of Iraq and Syria in 2014, but in the past year it has seen most of its territory liberated by Iraqi and coalition forces across the region.

The new team will operate with the full support of the Iraqi government, which has been working with the United Kingdom on the resolution for some time.

Matt Wells reports.

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