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Tue Mar 18, 2014, 11:56 AM

Syria conflict: UN reports mass executions by ISIS

Source: BBC

18 March 2014 Last updated at 15:49 GMT

Syria conflict: UN reports mass executions by ISIS

Jihadist rebels have carried out mass executions of detainees in Syria, UN human rights investigators say.

The commission of inquiry's latest report documents several incidents blamed on the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

Government forces are meanwhile accused of sharply increasing their use of indiscriminate weapons, such as barrel-bombs, against civilians.

The report was released before a debate at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26626363

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