Militants ‘killed 600 prisoners’

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Published: Thursday 30th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country’s second-largest city of Mosul in June, according to an international rights group.

Human Rights Watch said 600 male Shiite inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were forced to kneel along the edge of a ravine and shot with automatic weapons.

The New York-based watchdog said the Shiite prisoners were separated from several hundred Sunnis and a small number of Christians who were later set free. The statement was based on interviews with survivors.

Also in June, IS claimed it had “executed” about 1,700 soldiers and military personnel captured from Camp Speicher outside Tikrit city.

Published: Thursday 30th October 2014 by The News Editor

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