The UN told about the thousands of kidnapped residents of the environs of Mosul, ISIS used as a human shield
Terrorist group “Islamic state” (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH, banned in Russia) stole “tens of thousands” of Iraqi residents of Mosul, reported to the UN on Friday, October 28. According to the international organization, the terrorists are using civilians as human shields against the Iraqi army, which on October 17 takes place in a large-scale liberation operation with the support of the US coalition, the Kurds and the Turkish military.
Wednesday, October 26, the militants killed at least 232 people, including 190 former employees of the Iraqi security forces (ISF) and 42 civilians, said the press Secretary of the office of the UN high Commissioner on human rights Ravina Shamdasani. “Credible reports indicate that terrorists of the Islamic state have forced tens of thousands of residents of the surrounding areas of Mosul to leave their homes and forcibly displaced the civilian population on the territory of the city from October 17, when the operation to restore Iraqi government control over Mosul”, – quotes Reuters the statement of the representative of the United Nations at the briefing.
According to Samadi, about eight thousand families, of about six people each, were stolen from suburban areas, including the town of ash-Shura (34 km South of Mosul). “Vicious, cowardly strategy of the IG is an attempt to use hostages from among the civilian population in order to make these points, areas or forces immune to military operations, using tens of thousands of women, men and children as human shields,” explained the spokesman.
The UN representative noted that many who refused to obey the terrorists were shot on the spot. Some of those who supported ISIS, not allowed to return to their villages. In turn, the UN high Commissioner for human rights Zeid RA’ad al Hussein expressed deep concern about emerging reports that individuals in the South of Mosul began to revenge killings and promised on TV to retaliate against those who stand on the side of the “Islamic state”.
Samadi, stressed that the UN received the data “in no case” are imperfect, but they “testify to the violence”. Thus a press-the Secretary did not say where he obtained this information.
According to Samadi, Iranian-backed Iraqi militant group will soon begin an offensive against ISIS West of Mosul in the framework of the operation to liberate the city from the terrorists of the “Islamic state”.
Earlier, the us administration warnedthat militants will use residents as a human shield to repel the attack by Iraqi forces. The White house noted that the decision on carrying out the operation to liberate Mosul received the Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi and the responsibility for its success rests with the Iraqi government.
It became known yesterday that the world health organization (who), the UN prepared a group of 90 Iraqi medics in case of use by terrorists of ISIS chemical weapons in Mosul. The American military believes that militants may be primitive chemical weapons based on chlorine, which they claim to create in the laboratory of Mosul University.
Earlier, the UN warned that the humanitarian consequences of the operation to liberate Mosul may affect up to 1.5 million people living in and around the city. In the EU fearthat the liberation of Mosul could lead to the emergence in Europe of jihadists, who left before from the EU to fight on the side of the militants.
Mosul is under the control of ISIS since June 2014. Radical Islamists believe the town his capital in Iraq. The Iraqi army on 17 October with the support of the Kurdish militia and forces of the international coalition led by the USA, began the assault on the city. The battle for Mosul and called a decisive turning point in the operation to defeat ISIS in Iraq.