The UN warned of a human shield of 1600 hostages in Mosul

The militants of banned terrorist group “Islamic state” dumped in Mosul taken hostage civilians to use them as human shields during the attack of Iraqi military and coalition forces in the city. It is reported by the UN news Centre with reference to information from the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights.

“Today, the Office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights reported that in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the militants took hostage 1600 civilians and use them as a human shield during the aerial bombardment from government troops and their allies. Received information that the terrorist organization was captured in tal afar 400 women from communities of Kurds, Yazidis and Shia Muslims,” — said in the message.

Press Secretary office Ravina Shamdasani at a press briefing in Geneva, also said that the militants continue to mass executions of hostages. At the UN, she said, received information about the murder on Wednesday, November 2 180 public servants in the Eastern suburbs of Mosul, Kigali.

“There are fears that terrorists may have been killed in Central Mosul, about 200 people. Now the Office trying to verify this information,” she said. On the same day terrorists took 150 families from the town of Hammam al-Alil in Mosul. They use loudspeakers, telling residents nearby to the Hammam al-Alil villages to come up with things from their homes, threatening violence to those who did not obey.