Saturday, 22 October 2016

ISIS executes Mosul residents used as human shield as the takeover of Mosul by Iraqi troops continues

The battle to retake Mosul has been ongoing with many civilians trapped in the once bubbly city.
ISIS have been reported to have killed hundreds of men and boys that were used as human shields to defend themselves.

Daily-mail gathered from an anonymous  Iraqi intelligence who spoke to CNN that the men and boys about 284 in number were shot dead.Although some captured people have been able to flee back home, others not so lucky are still been used as human shields.

The terror group used a bulldozer to dump the corpses in a mass grave at the city's abandoned College of Agriculture.

 As the fight continues  children are still seen doing thier everyday activities such as riding bikes and playing football, but with huge flames and plumes of smoke rising up in the background after ISIS set oil fields on fire as part of their scorched earth tactics. 

The UN is fearful that these prisoners will effectively be used as 'human shields', with retreating jihadis having already slaughtered 284 villagers. Some days earlier ISIS

It comes a day after ISIS launched a series of major attacks on the city of Kirkuk, including an airstrike that killed 15 women. Kirkuk is an oil rich city that has experienced years of violence as Iraqi and Kurdish government have been fighting to claim it.
In the wake of the attacks a Kirkuk official who spoke to AFP stated  that a total curfew was slapped on the city. 

Also local Kurdish television channel Rudaw aired footage showing black smoke rising over the city as extended bursts of automatic gunfire rang out. The TV, however, quoted Kirkuk Gov. Najmadin Karim as saying that the militants have not seized any government buildings.

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said: 'We are gravely worried by reports that (ISIS) is using civilians in and around Mosul as human shields as the Iraqi forces advance, keeping civilians close to their offices or places where fighters are located, which may result in civilian casualties.

'There is a grave danger that (ISIS) fighters will not only use such vulnerable people as human shields but may opt to kill them rather than see them liberated.' 

It has been gathered that these assaults are aimed at diverting the authorities' attention from the battle to retake the ISIS-held Mosul.


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