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UN says IS group slaughtered at least 232 people near Mosul last week

AFP , Friday 28 Oct 2016
Iraqi forces
A soldier with Iraq's elite counterterrorism force inspects bombs at a building near to a tunnel made by Islamic State militants in Bartella, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 (Photo: AP)
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Islamic State group fighters killed at least 232 people in and around Mosul last week as Iraqi troops advanced on the city, the UN rights office said Friday.

"Last Wednesday 232 civilians were reportedly shot to death. Of these there were 190 former Iraqi Security Forces officers," rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva.

"These reports have been corroborated to the extent possible," she added, stressing that the number of people killed in recent days could be higher.

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