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Islamic State (ISIS) denies passing order that all girls undergo FGM in Mosul

  • Sunni militant group ISIS has denied reports that it has ordered families in the Iraqi city of Mosul to make their daughters undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), as stated by a United Nations official.

    Jacqueline Badcock, a senior UN humanitarian official in Iraq, had said that up to four million girls and women faced the danger of genital mutilation — a practice not prevalent in Iraq, though common in some parts of Africa. 

    Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was seized by Isis in June.

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    Tagged as: Sunni militant, Isis, Mosul, female genital mutilation, FGM, UN, world news