UN says 3,500 women and children enslaved by ISIS in Iraq
The widespread abuses of human rights by ISIS in Iraq include the enslavement of approximately 3,500 women and children, according to a UN report released Tuesday.
The report said the slaves are mostly from the Yazidi ethnic group but also from other minorities. It added that 800 to 900 children have been seized from Mosul, the de facto ISIS capital in Iraq, for religious indoctrination and military training.
According to the UN report, ISIS human rights abuses "in some instances amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide."