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UN slams ISIL over civilian executions in Iraq

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The file photo shows ISIL terrorists executing a group of people in Iraq.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) has severely criticized the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group for the brutal execution of civilians in Iraq.

The UNHCHR spokeswoman said on Tuesday that the Takfiri group is demonstrating a "monstrous disregard for human life" in Iraq, warning that women are increasingly targeted by the ISIL terrorists.

"In just the first two weeks of this year, reports indicate that three female lawyers were executed," stated Ravina Shamdasani, adding, “We have received numerous other reports of women who have been executed by ISIL in Mosul and in other areas under the group’s control, often immediately following sentences passed by its so-called Sharia courts.”

“Educated, professional women, especially women who have run as candidates in elections for public office, seem to be particularly at risk,” the UN official pointed out.

Shamdasani went on to say that ISIL metes out severe and cruel punishments to anyone who rejects the Takfiri group’s extremist interpretations of Islamic law.

“Any kind of disobedience, any kind of lack of adherence to ISIL’s twisted philosophy can lead to execution,” she said.

The Takfiri terrorist group, with members from several Western countries, control swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

In recent weeks, Iraqi and Syrian forces have achieved decisive victories against the Takfiri terrorists operating in the Arab countries.

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