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A US-trained Iraqi unit allegedly carried out executions in Mosul | Public Radio International
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A US-trained Iraqi unit allegedly carried out executions in Mosul | Public Radio International

A new report from Human Rights Watch says an Iraqi army division trained by American forces allegedly executed prisoners in west Mosul.

The latest report of executions comes after the release of videos allegedly shot in the Mosul area that appeared to show Iraqi forces executing one detainee and brutally beating others.

Iraq declared victory in Mosul on July 11, but abuses by security forces and the anger they stoke could pose a potentially major threat to long-term stability in an area that was only just recaptured from ISIS.

“An Iraqi army division trained by the United States government allegedly executed several dozen prisoners in Mosul’s Old City,” HRW said in a statement, referring to an area on its western side.

Source: A US-trained Iraqi unit allegedly carried out executions in Mosul | Public Radio International