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A senior diplomat says IS is taking body parts to finance its operations, with bodies missing organs found in mass graves.
Iraq's ambassador to the UN has asked it to look at claims Islamic State is harvesting human organs as a way of financing its terror campaign.
Bodies with surgical incisions and missing kidneys, or other body parts, have been found in shallow mass graves over the past few weeks, Mohamed Alhakim told the media.
"We have bodies. Come and examine them," he said. "It is clear they are missing certain parts."
A dozen doctors had been "executed" in Mosul for refusing to participate in the practice, he added.
Mr Alhakim accused IS of "crimes of genocide" by targeting certain ethnic groups as he briefed the UN Security Council on the overall situation in Iraq.
The outgoing UN envoy to Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, told the council that in January alone 790 people had been killed by terrorism and armed conflict.
Mr Mladenov noted increasing reports that Islamic State - also known as ISIL - was using organ harvesting as a financing method, but said only: "It's very clear that the tactics ISIL is using expand by the day".
Iraq's most pressing goal, he said, was to win back the vast territory seized by the group.