The Islamic State shot and killed 163 civilians last week to stop them from fleeing Mosul, Iraq, according to the United Nations.
U.N. Human Rights’ chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, released the number during his speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, June 6.
“Yesterday, my staff reported to me that bodies of [those] murdered Iraqi men, women and children still lay on the streets of the al-Shira neighborhood of western Mosul,” Hussein said. “The brutality of Daesh [Islamic State] and other terrorist groups seemingly knows no bounds.”
Hussein’s spokesman, Rupert Colville, told the AFP news agency that the killings reportedly took place on Thursday, June 1.
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