United Na­tions: ISIS ex­e­cutes civil­ians en masse in Iraq

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Mo­sul: ISIS fight­ers have re­port­edly shot and killed scores of civil­ians in Mo­sul in re­cent days, the United Na­tions has said, as it con­firmed the dis­cov­ery of a mass grave in the nearby town of Ham­mam al-Alil in which more than 100 bod­ies were found. In a brief pub­lished on Fri­day de­tail­ing a series of ISIS ex­e­cu­tions and abuses, the UN’s hu­man rights of­fice said that 40 peo­ple were killed by the armed group on Tues­day for “trea­son and col­lab­o­ra­tion” with Iraqi forces and their al­lies clos­ing in on the city dur­ing a ma­jor mil­i­tary push. Dressed in or­ange jump­suits, the bod­ies of the vic­tims were hung from elec­tri­cal poles in sev­eral ar­eas around Mo­sul, the UN said. Last Wed­nes­day evening, ISIS re­port­edly shot to death a fur­ther 20 civil­ians in the Gha­bat mil­i­tary base in north­ern Mo­sul, also on charges of leak­ing in­for­ma­tion. “Their bod­ies were also hung at var­i­ous in­ter­sec­tions in Mo­sul, with notes stat­ing: ‘De­ci­sion of ex­e­cu­tion’ and ‘used cell phones to leak in­for­ma­tion to the Iraqi Se­cu­rity Forces (ISF)’,” the UN said.

The rights of­fice also said the mass grave in Ham­mam al-Alil, south of Mo­sul, was just one of sev­eral ISIS killing grounds. The site was dis­cov­ered on Mon­day and con­tained the bod­ies of at least 100 peo­ple, in­clud­ing for­mer ISF of­fi­cers and ISIS de­tainees, as well as peo­ple killed for ini­ti­at­ing anti-ISIS at­tacks since the be­gin­ning of the Mo­sul op­er­a­tion four weeks ago. Al Jazeera

A house used by IS and re­cap­tured by Iraqi forces east of Mo­sul.

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