GENEVA, 28th October, 2016 (WAM) — Credible reports suggest that Daesh has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around Mosul and has been forcibly relocating civilians inside the city itself since operations began on 17 October to restore Iraqi Government control over Mosul, according to a UN official.

”Daesh fighters are allegedly killing civilians who refuse to comply with its instructions or who previously belonged to the Iraqi Security Forces, including 232 civilians who were shot to death last Wednesday,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokespeople for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ”Of the 232 civilians reportedly shot to death on Wednesday, 190 were former Iraqi Security Forces personnel. The other 42 civilians were reportedly shot in the head at the al-Izza military base after they refused to join Daesh,” she added.

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