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War crimes tribunal sought against Islamic State detainees

September 24
07:53 2016

FILE - The sun sets as women visit a Yazidi shrine overlooking at Kankhe Camp for the internally displaced in Dahuk, northern Iraq, in this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 file photo. Lawyers in Europe investigating the Islamic State’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have enough evidence to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity, but two years after the IS onslaught against the Yazidi people, the Obama administration has made little effort to pursue prosecution. Current and former U.S. State Department officials say that a push for a legal finding of genocide in late 2014 was quashed by the Defense Department. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity. But the investigators cannot get the global backing to bring detainees before an international tribunal.


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