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  6/17/2014, Sivan 19, 5774

UN Rights Chief: ISIS 'Almost Certainly' Committed War Crimes

The United Nations’ human rights chief, Navi Pillay, said on Monday that terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have almost certainly committed war crimes by executing hundreds of non-combatant men in Iraq.

In a statement quoted by Reuters, Pillay said that corroborated reports showed that soldiers, military conscripts, police and others who had surrendered or been captured had been summarily executed in the past five days.