A shocking film of Iraqi soldiers throwing an unarmed ISIS fighter off a cliff before shooting him several times, has surfaced.
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Executing the ISIS way, a video allegedly shows ISF executing IS fighters, throwing them, then shooting in Mosul. pic.twitter.com/PkgX5klXy0— Mosul Eye عين الموصل (@MosulEye) July 12, 2017
This video has been posted by the Mosul Eye blog which documented this dreadful sight. The Iraqi government has called upon an investigation of this video.
The footage shows troops beating up a bearded man who is suspected to be an Islamic State militant, detained in the city of Mosul. They later kill him and throw him from a cliff onto another body already lying there and shoot both the bodies there.
One of the interior ministry spokesmen said that if the video indeed turns out to be true, then the persons who are responsible for the act shall be brought to justice.
After the nine month battle that left large areas of Iraq in ruins, the Iraqi prime minister recently declared victory over IS.
Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch, told the BBC:
In the final weeks of the battle for west Mosul, the pervasive attitude that I have observed among armed forces has been of momentum, the desire to get the battle wrapped up as quickly as possible, and a collapse of adherences to the laws of war.
Human Rights Watch have verified the location of the video with the help of satellite imagery and said it was one of four videos featuring supposed abuse.
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