Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb in the commercial area of New Baghdad, Iraq August 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammad)
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Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict Monday.ISIS has grabbed large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria, declaring a cross-border caliphate and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August alone, U.N. figures showed Monday.Pansieri said she was particularly worried about the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, Shia, Turkmen and other ethnic groups by ISIS forces that have swept through western and northern Iraq.Iraq's human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani told the session that ISIS was threatening the makeup of his country.ISIS was not just a problem for his country, he added.
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