Iraq accuses Daesh of genocide

Published February 18th, 2015 - 06:00 GMT

An Iraqi representative has addressed the United Nations Security Council, accusing Daesh of commiting genocide, Reuters reports.

"These terrorist groups have desecrated all human values. They have committed the most heinous criminal terrorist acts against the Iraqi people whether Shi'ite, Sunni, Christians, Turkmen, Shabak or Yazidis," Iraq's UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said.

"These are in fact crimes of genocide committed against humanity that must be held accountable before international justice," he told the UN Security Council.

Alhakim did not give further details of the crimes.

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