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More than 200 mass graves containing between 6,000 and 12,000 bodies have been found in Iraq from the time of ISIS's three-year reign, UN investigators said Tuesday.

The 202 graves verified by investigators dot northern Iraq and are a legacy of ISIS's "terror," the UN mission to Iraq and the UN office for human rights said in the joint report. Findings from the gravesites can be used as evidence of the group's crimes, they said.

The graves date from 2014 to 2017, when the...

Violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain security nationwide and to dislodge Daesh terrorists from areas under their control.

The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said its numbers "have to be considered as the absolute minimum" as it has not been able to verify casualties among civilians in conflict areas, and of those who lost their lives due to "secondary...

Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga security forces have unlawfully destroyed Arab homes and villages in northern Iraq over the past two years in what may amount to a war crime, rights group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.
Kurdish peshmerga fighters are part of a 100,000-strong Iraqi alliance, backed by U.S.-led air strikes and advisers, that is battling to retake Mosul from Daesh but has so far gained just a small foothold in the city.
The New York-based group said in a report that...