A mass grave discovered by Iraqi security forces as they made their assault on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul is believed to hold the bodies of hundreds of local policemen who were summarily executed by ISIS, IB Times reported.
Local sources in Mosul told Human Rights Watch that ISIS massacred the several hundred former policemen as recently as October before the Mosul liberation operation by the Iraqi army and its allies began.
The human rights organisation visited the site of the mass grave, some 30 km to the south east of Mosul, on the outskirts of the village of Hammam al-Alil and found four exposed corpses, as well as piles of rubbish and detritus covering other dead bodies, the IB Times report continued.
“This is another piece of evidence of the horrific mass murder by ISIS of former law enforcement officers in and around Mosul,” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch has said. “ISIS should be held accountable for these crimes against humanity.”