Islamic State atrocities in Mosul need international justice: U.N.

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[November 02, 2017]    GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State atrocities committed during the battle for Mosul are "international crimes" that Iraqi courts do not currently have jurisdiction over, the U.N. human rights office said in a report published on Thursday.

Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani/File Photo

It urged Iraq to accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court to prosecute atrocities such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and said ensuring justice was key to rebuilding trust and to lasting reconciliation in the country.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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