UN details ISIS 'rule of terror' in Syria

  • The UN have released a report detailing how ISIS has used public brutality and indoctrination to force communities in Syria to submit to the militant group. 
  • ISIS seeking to 'dominate every aspect of [civilian] lives through terror'; has 'indoctrinated children' and suppressed freedom of expression. 
  • UN finds ISIS has carried out murder, enslavement, rape, sexual slavery, forcible displacement, enforced disappearance and torture on a widespread and systematic basis.
  • Report recommends ensuring that ISIS members 'most responsible' are held accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

'Rule of Terror: Living under ISIS in Syria' (PDF)