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ISIS is using people as human shield in Mosul

ISIS is using people as human shield in MosulIslamic State forces in Iraq have abducted "tens of thousands" of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as human shields in the city as Iraqi government troops advance, Reuters reported, citing the U.N. human rights office on Friday.

“ISIS has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in some districts around Mosul,” U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing.

The ultra-hardline Sunni militants killed at least 232 people on Wednesday, including 190 former Iraqi security forces (ISF) and 40 civilians who refused to obey their orders, Shamdasani said.

"Many of them who refused to comply were shot on the spot," she said, citing reports corroborated by the U.N. that were "by no means comprehensive but indicative of violations".
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