ISIS Militants Order Iraqi Females to Undergo Genital Mutilation

The United Nations, expressing deep concern, said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. But doubts emerged on social media about the basis for the report. One document posted on Twitter suggested it may be a year old and have been issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, the group’s previous name. Other Internet comments, including from Middle East analysts, questioned whether the order fit with the cultural traditions of the region.A U.N. spokesman in Geneva said that they were seeking clarity and trying to establish the facts.


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