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UN Accuses IS Of 'Crimes Against Humanity'

The United Nations has accused the Islamic State (IS) group of committing crimes against humanity on a large scale in Syria.

The independent UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on November 14 that massacres, beheadings, torture, sexual enslavement, and forced pregnancy were now part of life in areas of under the control of the group.

Meanwhile, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the IS has beheaded a senior member of the group, accusing him of theft and embezzlement.

The Observatory said IS distributed a photograph of the decapitated man.

The group has been targeted by fresh rounds of U.S.-led air strikes.

The U.S. Central Command said in a statement November 14 that 35 air strikes were conducted against the IS targets in Syria and Iraq in the past three days.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters