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Islamic State Atrocities Grow as Battle for Mosul Intensifies

U.N. human rights monitors in Iraq are uncovering growing evidence of multiple atrocities against civilians by Islamic State militants as the battle for Mosul advances. Abuses include widespread killings and torture, sexual exploitation of women and girls, and the recruitment of children as fighters and suicide bombers. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says the extent of civilian suffering in Mosul and other areas in Iraq occupied by Islamic State, also known...

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