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General News    H3'ed 10/25/16

Mosul battle: UN receives reports of IS atrocities

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The Battle to retake Mosul
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UN human rights staff have received reports of atrocities being committed by Islamic State militants as Iraqi government forces close in on Mosul. In one case, three women and three children were allegedly shot dead after trailing behind while being forced to march from one village to another. Elsewhere, 15 civilians were reportedly killed and their bodies thrown into a river in an attempt to spread terror. The UN says this reinforces fears that IS will use civilians as human shields.

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