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As ISIS loses ground in Mosul, it has increased its killings. There are still thousands of people trapped under ISIS control in Mosul. As they try to flee the increased violence, ISIS has been shooting them. Within the span of two weeks 231 civilians have been massacred. Additionally, there are as many as 100,000 children trapped in Mosul that are being used as human shields. The Iraqi army continues to make progress in liberating all of Mosul, however irreparable damage has been done in the lives of the children who have witnessed unspeakable horrors.

06/09/2017 Iraq (Christian Post) – The Islamic State terrorist group massacred at least 231 civilians, including children trying to flee, in the span of just two weeks in the city of Mosul, Iraq.
“Shooting children as they try to run to safety with their families — there are no words of condemnation strong enough for such despicable acts,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said.

“I call on the Iraqi authorities to ensure that those who are responsible for these horrors are held accountable and brought to justice in line with international human rights laws and standards. The victims of such terrible crimes must not be forgotten.”

BBC News reported on Thursday that at least 163 people were shot dead near a Pepsi factory in the district of Shifa last Thursday, with the bodies left on the streets for days.

“Shooting children as they try to run to safety with their families — there are no words of condemnation strong enough for such despicable acts,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said.

“I call on the Iraqi authorities to ensure that those who are responsible for these horrors are held accountable and brought to justice in line with international human rights laws and standards. The victims of such terrible crimes must not be forgotten.”

BBC News reported on Thursday that at least 163 people were shot dead near a Pepsi factory in the district of Shifa last Thursday, with the bodies left on the streets for days.

 

 

 

 

 

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