ISIS militants order Iraqi females to undergo genital mutilation

, Posted: Thu, July 24 2014 at 9:33 AM, Updated: Thu, July 24 2014 at 10:14 AM

ISIS militants order Iraqi females to undergo genital mutilation

(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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