Friday, November 11, 2016

IS Executes Scores, Piles Up Chemicals in Mosul; Is Now Using "Phosphor Projectiles," Sulfur Pits

The United Nations human rights office said today (November 11, 2016) that Islamic State (IS) fighters have executed scores more people around the northern Iraq city of Mosul this week and are stockpiling deadly chemicals in civilian areas, according to the Reuters website.

A mass grave with over 100 bodies found in the Mosul suburb of Hammam al-Alil was one of several Islamic State killing grounds, UN spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said.

"Clearly, there are many other killing fields. We also have reports of other mass graves which we haven't yet been able to verify," Shamdasani told reporters.

Iraqi troops have found large stockpiles of sulfur, and the IS has used "phosphor projectiles" near Mosul, Shamdasani said. She added that the IS has also "placed sulfur pits [in Mosul] in close proximity to civilians."

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