File - Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers react after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer
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The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was "facing a terrorist monster".The 47 members of the United Nations' top rights body accepted without a vote a resolution urging the probe presented by Iraq and supported by more than 100 states. At least 1,420 people were killed in the country last month alone, according to fresh UN numbers issued Monday, while more than 1.8 million people have fled their homes since the beginning of the year.It called on the office of the UN's brand new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein, who will officially be sworn in on Thursday, to dispatch investigators to Iraq.The fact-finding mission will count 11 investigators who should make it to Iraq within the next couple of weeks, a spokesman for the UN human rights office said.
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