UN team to collect evidence of ISIS war crimes in Iraq

By REUTERS
September 21, 2017 21:24
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UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a UN investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.



The 15-member council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution, after a year of negotiations with Iraq, that asks Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a team "to support domestic efforts" to hold the militants accountable.



British Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt said Britain would provide some $1.3 million to help establish the team.


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