Report says group committing abuses that may amount to war crimes, and possibly genocide.
- An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are believed to be held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants.
- The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq and the U.N. human rights office estimated that 3,500 people were “currently being held in slavery by ISIL”.
- Those being held are predominantly women and children and come primarily from the Yazidi community.
- U.N. had information about the murder of child soldiers and had verified reports suggesting between 800 and 900 children in Mosul had been abducted for military and religious training.
- The devastating civil war in Iraq that began in 2014 has internally displaced at least 3.2 million people.