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UN: Iraq Bloodshed Is 'Alarming'

U.N. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay says the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Iraq is alarming. Issuing a call to parties to the conflict, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said all groups are obliged under international law to treat members of armed forces who lay down their arms humanely, warning that murder, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture constitute crimes of war. The U.N. rights chief issued the warning amid reports of summary executions and...

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