BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq has become a state of terror in the fight against Islamic State, or ISIS.
In northern Iraq, a car bomb in a village near Kirkuk killed two kids and wounded eleven other people.
In Baghdad, 15 people died in a car bombing that also wounded about 50 others.
Earlier, four civilians and three police officers died in a car bombing at a checkpoint south of Baghdad.
And three mortar rounds hit the green zone that houses IRAQI government offices along with the US and British embassies.
Turkey is now officially in the fight. Lawmakers voted nearly 3-to-1 to let coalition forces use Turkish territory for military operations.
For Turkey it was a matter of “fight now or fight later” as ISIS has surrounded the Syrian town of Kobani, which is right across the border.
And now, the United Nations says ISIS fighters and the Iraqi government are guilty of what could be considered war crimes.
UN investigators talked with hundreds of witnesses and determined the Iraqi military violated international law when air strikes against villages, a school, and hospitals killed a significant number of civilians.
But the crimes committed by ISIS go beyond what happens in war.
The UN says ISIS targets civilians through executions, rape, and the kidnapping of women and girls to be sold as sex slaves.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights calls the array of violations and abuses “staggering” with many of the acts amounting to “war crimes or crimes against humanity.”
Meanwhile, in New York, Mufid Elfgeeh won’t be back in court until January. His lawyers and investigators need the time to go through the thousands of documents the feds say will prove he was an ISIS recruiter.
No word if he used the selling of girls as sex slaves as a recruitment tool.