By Patrick M Schmidt.
The United Nations (UN) announced that investigators would be sent to Iraq to research the numerous atrocities committed by the Islamic State (IS). The team will consist of eleven investigators who will be budgeted $1.18 million for their inquires and projects.
The United Nations currently suspects the Islamic State (IS) of carrying out crimes ethnic cleansing, targeted killing, forced conversation, sexual abuse, and torture.
In August alone, the United Nations suspects 1,420 people were killed by violence stemming from the Islamic State (IS). It is estimated that more than 1.2 million people have been displaced by the conflict.
The team of investigators is set to publish a report on their findings by March 2015.
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