New York Times: ISIS Has Killed Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, U.N. Says
GENEVA — Islamic State fighters shot and killed hundreds of residents in the Iraqi city of Mosul in the past two weeks, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing an increasingly desperate drive by the jihadists to prevent civilians from fleeing.
Iraqi forces, backed by airstrikes from a United States-led coalition, have made advances into the city, and the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has responded in brutal fashion to halt the flight of civilians they want to use as human shields, the United Nations said.
The deadliest attack came last Thursday, when at least 163 civilians, including women and children, were killed near a Pepsi factory as they headed out of the Shifa neighborhood of Mosul, the United Nations’ human rights office in Geneva said.
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WNU Editor: Many are now seeking revenge .... Vigilantes strike back: Suspected ISIS members are found blindfolded, bound and shot dead in mass execution by the side of a road near Mosul (Daily Mail). More here .... Rough justice in Iraq: one man's path to mass execution by the roadside (Reuters).
More News On Reports That ISIS Is Killing Hundreds Of Civilians In Mosul
Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN -- BBC
ISIS kills more than 200 civilians, UN says, citing 'credible reports' -- CNN
ISIS Is Gunning Down Children Among Hundreds of Fleeing Civilians in Mosul, Says UN -- Newsweek
UN: ISIS killed more than 200 fleeing civilians since May 26 -- The Hill
ISIS's Mass Killings of Civilians in Mosul -- The Atlantic