The video, which has recently emerged online, purportedly shows three suspected terrorists being parading through the streets of Mosul, Iraq, with the UN describing the Iraqi fighters actions as “brutal mistreatment”.
One soldier holding a stick can be seen as he drags one victim across the ground by his foot, as the alleged terrorist pleads for mercy while being kicked by another soldier.
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Another victim is seen receiving a beating while he is on the ground as gunshots can be heard in the background.
The man is then killed after being shot at point-blank range, the soldier proceeds to continue firing shots into his body and kicks his head after he is dead.
The UN were left outraged after a video purportedly showed Iraqi troops executing ISIS fighters
UNAMI calls on the government of Iraq to investigate a video report circulating on social media site
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The two other alleged ISIS fighter are also shot in the barrage of gunfire.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) urged the Iraqi government to launch an investigation into the video report.
A statement read: “UNAMI calls on the government of Iraq to investigate a video report circulating on social media sites which purportedly shows the brutal mistreatment and murder of at least three captured ISIL members.”
The footage was reportedly released shortly after Iraq’s prime minister had announced that eastern Mosul had been “fully liberated” from the grips of the grotesque terror network.
In an address on state television Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said: “I call on those heroes to move quickly to liberate the remaining part of Nineveh province, especially the right side, which is the western side of the city.”
However, humanitarian groups have warned that there are still hundreds of thousands of people in the still besieged half of the ISIS stronghold.
Around 750,000 people are currently in the western of the Iraqi city, according to a joint statement by United Nations agencies and others.
“Water and electricity are intermittent in neighbourhoods and many families without income are eating only once a day,” said Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.
“Others are being forced to burn furniture to stay way.”
Battle for Mosul
Tue, January 12, 2016
A major offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS continues.
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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Somer district of eastern Mosul
In a statement from US Central Command Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, they praised Iraqi efforts to keep civilians safe as it fended off motor, sniper and drone attacks, while ISIS used human shields and stored weapons in hospitals, mosques and schools.
“To see how far the Iraqis have come since 2014, not only militarily, but in their ability to put their differences aside and focus on a common enemy, gives real hope to the people of Iraq that after years of fighting and instability, peace and security are attainable,” it said.
Iraqi forces are now “preparing an operation in the next two, three days, to back up the operation to retake” the ISIS-held areas of Mosul.
Military officials and observers are, however, predicting a tougher battle in the west, where ISIS has already begun clearing residential areas from civilians, erecting roadblocks and deploying snipers.