Human Rights Watch’s Executive Director Kenneth Roth, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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In the report, HRW said the ISIS group spreading terror in the Middle East is in part a product of the U.S.-led war in Iraq and detainee abuse in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison and other detention centers run by U.S. forces during the eight-year conflict.HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth told the Associated Press that as long as Iraq continues to rely on Shiite militias, and Syrian President Bashar Assad's military bombards rebel-held areas, some Sunnis will prefer to live under ISIS' brutal rule.The United States and several Arab allies have been striking ISIS in Syria since September, and U.S. and other allies have been waging a similar air campaign against the extremists in Iraq for even longer.But HRW expressed concern that the international campaign against ISIS could fall short if action is not taken to halt abuses carried out by Assad's government.
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