Organization of “Human Rights Watch” said on Thursday November, about 172,016, militants of the “Islamic State” probably killed more than 300 former Iraqi policeman three weeks ago and buried them in a mass grave near the town of Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul.
A Reuters reporter visited the grave site where residents said the militants were buried after they were shot or beheaded. Population expressed their belief that the deaths of up to 200 people in the weeks leading up to the withdrawal of the “Islamic state” of the town.
The organization said that the militants were dismissed some former police officers for the group of about 2,000 people from villages and nearby towns and then forced them to walk with them last month while retreating north to Mosul and Tal Afar.
The MSF quoted workers as saying that he saw the “Islamic State” fighters are leading the four huge trucks carrying between 100 and 125 men, some of the ex-policemen passing through the Faculty of Agriculture, which was near the site where the discovery of the mass grave.
He added that within minutes he heard the sound of fire from machine guns and the cries of pain. The man told the organization that the next night on October 29, repeats the same scene with a number between 130 and 145 people.
Another witness said residents of Hamam al-Alil he heard the sound of automatic rifles in the area for about almost seven minutes for three consecutive nights.
Said Joe Stork, deputy executive director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch, “This is another proof of the horrific mass murder faced by law enforcement officers at the hands of former Daesh in Mosul and its environs.” “We must Daesh for these crimes against humanity to account.”