ISIL

News in Brief 25 February 2019

  • People’s rights under fire, UN chief tells the Human Rights Council
  • Around 6,000 more mostly women and children flee last ISIL terrorist stronghold in Syria
  • UN experts ‘deplore’ executions of nine in Egypt who ‘confessed under torture’
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Thousands risk lives fleeing fighting in Syria’s last ISIL stronghold

North-east Syria is seeing increasing numbers of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat extremists from ISIL, otherwise known as Da’esh, in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

Trust and support of Iraqis essential for success of UN’s Da’esh terror investigation

Delivering a summary of his first report to the Security Council, Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh – the Arabic name for the extremist group ISIL which recently held sway over large parts of Iraq and Syria - said that the team can only be effective if it gains the trust of Iraqi society.

UN human rights body strongly condemns recent ‘shocking attacks’ against civilians in south-west Syria

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday, denouncing last week’s brutal killings and raids by members of the terrorist group ISIL, in Sweida, south-west Syria.

UN urges new, ‘post-ISIL’ Iraq to draw on diversity, support religious minorities

As Iraq rebuilds after defeating a terrorist group, the country must draw on its religious diversity and protect minorities, including Yezidi and Christians, a senior United Nations official has said.

Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by 'evil' ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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News In Brief 08 February 2018

  • Philippines, Venezuela focus of ICC preliminary examinations
  • Stay “one step ahead” of ISIL, UN counter-terrorism chief urges Security Council
  • FAO appeal aims to “restore” livelihoods in 26 countries fighting hunger
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News in Brief 24 January 2018

  • UN chief “appalled and deeply saddened” by attack on Save the Children
  • Iraqis urged to “seize the opportunity” of peace
  • Little evidence that migrants cost more than they make: ILO
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ISIL fighters in Mosul 'used loudspeakers to threaten civilians with death'

Grave human rights violations were committed by ISIL fighters against civilians trapped in the Iraqi city of Mosul which amount to “international crimes”, a new UN report published on Thursday claimed.

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News in Brief 26 October 2017 (PM)

50,000 Iraqi civilians affected by fresh offensive against ISIL in Iraq: OCHA

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