While this story like most stories may have some factual basis, the truth is that there are no sources, like Ghost said, so the story has no value in news sense. Secondly if the story was from lets say a reporter from the netherlands, a party that is from a country that is not directly politicaly involved, the story may have had more merit. Still it would have appeared to me like propaganda. Third war is a terrible thing but i highly doubt war crimes of such magnitude would occur, as often as the report stated, especially concidering the terrible public opinion of the war, most notably after the prison scandle. There are reporters everywhere over there just waiting to crack a story the such of this if it was factual we would not be hearing it from Dr. Salem Ismael.