Iraqi tribal paramilitaries executed prisoners: HRW

Iraqi pro-government paramilitary groups have been repeatedly accused of carrying out abuses included summary executions, in the course of the war against ISIraqi pro-government tribal militiamen summarily executed four men suspected of being members of the Islamic State group in the country’s north, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The rights group said that the killings took place on November 29 near the village of Shayalat al-Imam, located some 70 kilometres (40 miles) south of Mosul, the last IS-held Iraqi city that is the target of a massive military operation launched two months ago. Iraqi security forces were present for at least one execution but did not attempt to intervene, HRW quoted residents as saying.

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