UN accuses IS of expanding atrocities against civilians
A UN report covering six months of investigation in Syria reports that Islamic State terrorists carry out frequent public executions which civilians, including children, were forced to watch. They are waging a campaing of fear including amputations, public executions and whippings. "Bodies of those killed are placed on display for several days, terrorizing the local population. Women have been lashed for not abiding by IS's dress code. In Raqqa, children as young as 10 are being recruited and trained at IS camps," the UN report said.
Paulo Pinheiro, the chairman of the UN commission, warned of grave implications for the entire region if IS is not stopped, and accuses the international community of failing in its most elemental duties to prevent atrocities.
The report also found eight instances of Syrian use of chemical weapons against civilians, usually chlorine, in April.