Islamic State Kills Hundreds, Seeks Child Recruits Around Mosul

ISIS pd(Reuters) Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of people, including 50 deserters and 180 former Iraqi government employees, around their stronghold of Mosul, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Friday.

The 50 were executed for desertion on Monday at the Ghazlani military base in Mosul, and the 180 died on Wednesday as Islamic State was retreating from Kokjali town, she told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva, citing “credible reports” from multiple sources, including from Islamic State-occupied areas.

The militants transported 1,600 abducted civilians from the town of Hammam al-Alil to Tal Afar on Tuesday, possibly for use as human shields against air strikes, and told some they may be taken to Syria. They also took 150 families from Hammam al-Alil to Mosul on Wednesday.

“Also on Wednesday, ISIL reportedly used loudspeakers to order the residents of Lazaghah and Arij villages, about 5 km from Hammam al-Alil city center, to leave their villages or be severely punished,” Shamdasani said.

Militants told residents of Hammam al-Alil that they must hand over their children, especially boys above the age of nine, in an apparent recruitment drive for child soldiers.

“They’ve been knocking on people’s doors and asking for their boys,” she said, adding that families that did not comply were threatened with severe punishment.

IS militants were holding nearly 400 Kurdish, Yazidi and Shia women in Tal Afar, and had possibly killed up to 200 people in Mosul city, she said.

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Iraqi special forces recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, a military statement said, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State stronghold a day after its leader told his jihadist followers there could be no retreat.

Shamdasani said the U.N. had reports of air strikes causing civilian deaths during the battle, including one on Wednesday evening that reportedly killed four women and injured 17 other civilians in the al Qudus neighborhood in eastern Mosul.

She said she was not aware of any of civilians dying in air strikes while they were being held as human shields.

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  • Amos Moses

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  • Amos Moses

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  • Amos Moses


  • american4godncountry

    This is exactly what happens when we bring Jesus out of schools. This is sad.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan used boys as regular soldiers towards the end. Villains sacrifice the life of children to continue the evil. Pray against IS. Pray for the safety and liberation of those who are under their control.

  • dean dublin

    Pray against Islam. It is evil. Muhammad was a child rapist. He raped 9 year old Aisha. Muhammad is the perfect Muslim, both worshiped and the example for all. It is not a religion but a political ideology. Most of the Hadith, Sira and Quran focus on the Kafir – religion is about personal change, politics is about changing others. Opposing Islam is not racist – any fool can become a Muslim regardless of race.