Al Jazeera: ISIL atrocities reported near Mosul: UN
The group kills scores of people near the town challenged by Iraqi forces, civilian and government sources tell the UN.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has been committing a wave of atrocities around the Iraqi town of Mosul, according to the reports received by the United Nations (UN), as Iraqi troops close in to capture the ISIL stronghold.
The allegations, which remain "preliminary", have come from a range of civilian and government sources, who cannot be named for security reasons, the UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said on Tuesday.
The reported atrocities were perpetrated by ISIL members between Wednesday and Sunday, while tens of thousands of Iraqi forces advanced towards Mosul, the last ISIL bastion in the country, Colville said.
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