18 Dec '16, 8pm

Rights group: State-backed Iraqi militia killed ISIS captives

BAGHDAD — A militia backed by the Iraqi government killed suspected Islamic State fighters captured during the operation to retake Mosul, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. The Hashed al-Jabour militia, made up of Sunni tribal fighters, killed four men it had captured in a village north of Mosul in November, according to a report published by the New York-based group. The report cited witnesses who said the men were shot in the presence of Iraqi security forces without any judicial proceedings. The militia is part of the Popular Mobilization Forces, a group of mostly Shiite militias sanctioned by the government which have been accused of abuses during past campaigns against ISIS, a Sunni extremist group. Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said authorities were unaware of the incident, but were committed to arresting and trying anyone suspected of human rights violatio...

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