Posted: Thu, July 24 2014 at 9:33 AM, Updated: Thu, July 24 2014 at 10:14 AM
(NBC News) Militants have ordered all females in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo genital mutilation, the U.N. said Thursday. The Islamic of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) issued the "fatwa," which would affect 4 million women and girls, according to the U.N. ISIS -- which also calls itself Islamic State -- has declared a caliphate stretching from Syria into Iraq after rampaging through the north and west of the country.
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