IS slaughtered at least 232 people near Mosul last week: UN

The UN rights office said that of 232 civilians shot dead, 190 of them were former Security Forces officers.

By: AFP | Geneva | Published:October 28, 2016 3:35 pm
Islamic state, Mosul, Iraq, UN Iraq, Mosul Iraq, Islamic state iraq, Iraq civilians, news, latest news, world news, international news “Last Wednesday 232 civilians were reportedly shot to death. Of these there were 190 former Iraqi Security Forces officers,” rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said. (source: AP)

Islamic State group fighters killed at least 232 people in and around Mosul last week as Iraqi troops advanced on the city, the UN rights office said on Friday.

“Last Wednesday 232 civilians were reportedly shot to death. Of these there were 190 former Iraqi Security Forces officers,” rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva.

“These reports have been corroborated to the extent possible,” she added, stressing that the number of people killed in recent days could be higher.