UNITAD visits Kirkuk to Investigate ISIS terrorist crimes in Iraq

  • 12-01-2023, 17:33
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    The International Investigation Team to Investigate ISIS terrorist crimes in Iraq (UNITAD) visited, yesterday, Wednesday, the Kirkuk Governorate, headed by the head of the Evidence Management Office in the mission, Anis Ahmed, and the official of the forensic team, Caroline Parker.

    The governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jubouri, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The visit of the United Nations International Investigation Team (UNITAD) to investigate ISIS terrorist crimes in Iraq to Kirkuk is the first to the province.".

    Al-Jubouri added, "After the events of 2014, ISIS gangs occupied more than half of the area of ​​the governorate, and the people in the occupied areas were subjected to heinous crimes, the effects of which included the destruction of residential areas, sites, and archaeological hills in the south of the governorate.".

    He continued, "The team has been working in Iraq for five years, and specializes in identifying ISIS crimes and their effects and the identity of the remains of the victims by working with the Supreme Judicial Council, the Martyrs Foundation and the Commission for Human Rights, and the team has an experienced technical effort to provide support to the Iraqi authorities in addition to its tasks in exposing ISIS crimes by targeting historical and heritage sites and providing psychological support to the families of the victims.

    Al-Jubouri affirmed support for the efforts and directions of the federal government, the Supreme Judicial Council, and all the competent authorities from the Martyrs Foundation and the Commission for Human Rights to provide justice to the people of Kirkuk.