Islamic State torturing, killing, raping children in Iraq; government must do more to help, UN says

ISIS is beheading, crucifying and burying alive children and families of religious minorities in Iraq, according to a UN report, which called on government forces there to do more to protect them.

In a report issued Wednesday in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child cited “several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.” Iraq’s military is at war with the Islamic State, but has pleaded with the international community for more weapons and training.

Still, the UN agency urged Iraq to “take all necessary actions to ensure the safety and protection of children and their families.”

Russian and Western diplomats at the UN told Fox News that a Russian draft resolution aimed at pressuring countries to cut off financial support to ISIS – in the form of buying black market oil or looted antiquities, for instance – has been circulated to the other permanent five members of the Security Council – the U.S., United Kingdom, China and France.

A Russian diplomat said the draft “is receiving positive reaction among member states.” He added that he “expects the resolution to be adopted by all fifteen members of the council within days.”

The report and draft resolution followed the Security Council’s official condemnation of ISIS for the horrific murder of a Jordanian pilot, who was burned alive in a cage in an atrocity captured on a video released by the terrorist army.