The militants of the “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) took hostage more than a thousand residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul and used them as human shields during the bombing of government forces and their allies. As reported “Interfax”, on Friday announced the UN news center.

According to the press Secretary of the office of the high Commissioner for human rights Rabbis Shamdasani, fighters continue to mass executions of hostages, as well as forcibly recruiting children aged 9-10 years and use them in Mosul.

The UN also received information about the murder last Wednesday from 180 to 200 former public employees in the Eastern suburbs of Mosul, Kigali.

In addition, the IG trucks transports residents of the city of Hammam al-Alil in the town of tal afar. What is the purpose of terrorists, is not specified, however some families, the militants said that will take them to Syria.

The second largest city of Iraq, Mosul is under the control of ISIS since June 2014. Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by Western coalition led by the United States, launched an operation to liberate the city. 23 October to join the battle for Mosul was announced by the Turkey. Then the offensive was joined by the Iranian-backed Shiite militias.

In Mosul there are currently 1.5 million people. Iraqi, Kurdish and Turkish units are opposed, according to some, more than six thousand militants defending the city.

On the eve it became known that the Iraqi army managed to free from militants six districts in the East of Mosul (115 square kilometers). Taken control of the neighborhoods of El Malayin, es Samah El-Khadra, al-Quds, Circuli, El-Karama.

Police General Raed shaker, who heads the attack on Mosul from the South, said that “since the beginning of the campaign destroyed more than 1 thousand of is militants and liberated more than 70 settlements.” “4.5 thousand evacuated families, destroyed 130 landmines planted by extremists,” said shaker.

The militants captured the 1,600 residents of Mosul 05.11.2016

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