ISIS Leaders Could Be Added to U.N. War Crimes List
Islamist militants fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq are expected to be added to a United Nations list of possible war crimes indictees.
According to AFP, Paulo Pinheiro, who is chief of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said that evidence against ISIS would be easy to collect as "there are indications of a strong chain of command."
He added: "They are good candidates for the list.
"I can assure you that we are collecting information on perpetrators from all sides including non-state armed groups and ISIS.
"I am not in a position to say who is winning the World Cup of human rights violations. Both sides are doing horrific things and they will continue if there is no accountability."
The Commission of Inquiry, which as set up in September 2011, has heard witness accounts, seen satellite photos and read other documents related to the conflict to build up a list of human rights violations, although none of its members have actually travelled to Syria.
Although the list remains confidential, Pinheiro said it includes intelligence chiefs, heads of torture chambers and military commanders who "target civilians".
Yesterday, Breitbart London reported that ISIS jihadis had posted photos of themselves on Twitter casually handling and displaying decapitated heads. Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Shaffouf, both originally from Australia, posted the photos online, accompanied by messages such as "bucket full of heads any1 in aus want some organs please dont be shy to ask I would love to assist u with body parts" (sic).