Kurdish peshmerga fighters drive vehicles at the front line during a battle with Islamic State militants at Topzawa village near Bashiqa, Iraq, Oct. 24, 2016.
VOA: UN: Fresh Reports of Extrajudicial Killings by Islamic State
PENTAGON — The United Nations said Tuesday it has preliminary reports of extrajudicial killings and summary executions by Islamic State fighters around the northern city of Mosul, including the militants using civilians as human shields.
U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva the reports have not been fully verified, but include Islamic State killing 50 former Iraqi police officers they had been holding in a building outside Mosul, and in the village of Safina fighters killing 15 civilians and throwing their bodies in a river.
Colville said there also were reports of Iraqi forces finding the bodies of 70 civilians with bullet wounds in an area south of Mosul, but it was unclear who was responsible for the killings.
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