ISIS terrorist group has executed over 230 civilians in Mosul as the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from the terrorists continues.
“Daesh (ISIS) militants continued to commit atrocities in the province of Nineveh, they executed 190 people in the area of Hammam al-Alil after taking them hostage in different areas of Mosul,” said Abdel Rakhim Shamri, the chairman of the Iraqi parliamentary human rights committee, on Wednesday, adding that another 42 civilians were taken from the village of Arij and later executed when they refused to cooperate with the terrorists.
Shamri urged the Iraqi Prime minister Haider al-Abadi to facilitate the airlifting of civilians from ISIS-held areas in Mosul.
ISIS has been using civilians in Mosul and other parts of Iraq as human shields.
According to the UN human rights office, the bodies of 70 civilians with bullet wounds had been discovered by Iraqi forces in the village of Tuloul Naser on October 20.
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a regular UN briefing in Geneva that 50 police officers were captured outside the city and they were reportedly killed.
Since the beginning of the operation to liberate Mosul, the Iraqi army, backed by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, has been clashing with ISIS terrorists in order to push the terrorists out of the war-torn city.
In 2014, Mosul was named by ISIS its so-called headquarters in, after the militant group captured the city.