The high Commissioner for UN human rights Zeid RA’ad al-Hussein said that the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), shot in Mosul 163 civilians. It is reported BFMTV.
“My staff on the ground reported that the bodies of men, women and children lying in the streets of the district of al-Shira in the West of Mosul. People were killed by the militants while trying to escape [from the city],” said the official.
According to preliminary data, the mass execution of civilians occurred on 1 June.
On 7 April it was reported executions in Mosul 140 people, trying to get away from terrorists controlled the city’s neighborhoods.
A day earlier it became known about the murder in the desert near the city of Deir ez-Zor 33 people aged 18 to 25 years. They were stabbed with a sharp object dug up by extremists around the pit. It remains unknown who exactly killed the militants — soldiers of the government troops, allied militias, Syrian opposition fighters or civilians.
The operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic state terrorists began in October 2016. In February resumed its active phase. Government forces managed to take control of the Eastern part of the city. Fighting in the blocks to the West of Mosul continues.