Rights group: Iraqi mili­tia killed Is­lamic State cap­tives

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A mili­tia backed by the Iraqi govern­ment killed sus­pected Is­lamic State fight­ers cap­tured dur­ing the op­er­a­tion to re­take Mo­sul, Hu­man Rights Watch said Sun­day.

The Hashed al-Jabour mili­tia, made up of Sunni tribal fight­ers, killed four men it had cap­tured in a vil­lage north of Mo­sul in Novem­ber, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished by the New York­based group.

The re­port cited wit­nesses who said the men were shot in the presence of Iraqi se­cu­rity forces with­out any ju­di­cial pro­ceed­ings.

The mili­tia is part of the Pop­u­lar Mo­bi­liza­tion Forces, a group of mostly Shi­ite mili­tias sanc­tioned by the govern­ment which have been ac­cused of abuses dur­ing past cam­paigns against the Is­lamic State, a Sunni ex­trem­ist group.

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