None of this would be going on had Obama not abandoned Iraq in the first place. He had an obligation to leave behind sufficient troops and an intelligence apparatus to keep Al Qaeda from reconstituting, which they now have, as ISIS.
(CNN) – ISIS rounded up and killed 284 men and boys as Iraqi-led coalition forces closed in on Mosul, the terror group’s last major stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN.
Those killed Thursday and Friday were used as human shields against attacks forcing ISIS out of southern parts of Mosul, the source said.
ISIS dumped the corpses in a mass grave at the defunct College of Agriculture in northern Mosul, the intelligence source said.
The victims — including children — were all shot, said the source, who asked for anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. CNN could not independently confirm the killings. Keep reading
Excerpted From The Daily Mail: ISIS have executed hundreds of men and boys having used them as human shields to defend against advancing coalition forces in Mosul.
The terror group used a bulldozer to dump the corpses in a mass grave at the city’s abandoned College of Agriculture.
All 284 victims, including children, were said to have been shot.
Some of the 550 families taken hostage by Islamic State were able to return home while others will continue to be used as human shields by retreating jihadis.
Families have been waving the white flag in vain as terrorists round up villagers in an attempt to hold off advancing coalition forces in the battle for Mosul in Iraq.
The country’s plight is encapsulated in other incredible photos, which show children doing everyday activities such as riding bikes and playing football, but with huge flames and plumes of smoke rising up in the background after ISIS set oil fields on fire as part of their scorched earth tactics.
An Iraqi intelligence source told CNN of the executions anonymously.
As some Syrian civilians safely returned to their villages around Mosul after they were liberated from ISIS control, around 550 families from others have been taken hostage by the terror group.
The UN is fearful that these prisoners will effectively be used as ‘human shields’, with retreating jihadis having already slaughtered 284 villagers.
It comes a day after ISIS launched a series of major attacks on the city of Kirkuk, including an airstrike that killed 15 women.
Fanatics armed with assault rifles and explosive suicide vests opened up a new front in the fight for Iraq and launching an assault on government targets.
In one attack, three bombers infiltrated a power plant being built by an Iranian company near Dibis, a town about 25 miles northwest of Kirkuk. Hours earlier, a commando of suicide bombers armed with rifles attacked multiple locations in Kirkuk, an ethnically divided city 150 miles north of Baghdad, security sources said.
It comes as the UN said yesterday it was investigating claims militants had butchered up to 40 civilians in one village near Mosul and seized hundreds of families for use as human shields. Keep reading