ISIS (terrorist squad) has “executed” 232 people near the Iraqi city of Mosul and taken thousands of people to use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces.
The terror group carried out the mass killings on Wednesday, and punished people who had defied its orders, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights arm told CNN.
Another 24 former Iraqi security forces officers were reportedly killed Tuesday, the office said.
Since October 17, ISIS has taken tens of thousands of men, women and children from the outskirts of Mosul into the city. Shamdasani said the United Nations feared the group intended “to use them as human shields against the Iraqi forces advance on Mosul.”
There have been other reported civilian deaths over the past week as ISIS tries to herd people into its last major stronghold in Iraq and the nation’s second city against the Iraqi-led operation.