U.N. Secretary General troubled by Iraq abuse claims, refugees


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  • Monday, 30 Mar 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he was concerned about alleged abuses by Iraqi pro-government forces in their war against Islamic State and called for investigations into any wrongdoing.

Ban's remarks, made during a one-day visit to Iraq, amounted to the strongest warning to date by a world leader regarding the suspected conduct of some of the Shi'ite paramilitaries battling Sunni Muslim Islamic State fighters.

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