The UN’s human rights office has said that Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul have killed civilians who resist having rocket launchers or snipers stationed on the roofs of their houses.
UN rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told journalists in Geneva on November 29 that IS militants killed 12 civilians in Mosul's Bakir neighborhood on November 11.
According to the agency, IS fighters publicly shot to death 27 civilians in northern Mosul on November 25.
On November 22, an IS sniper shot and killed a 7-year-old child who was running down a street in eastern Mosul.
Iraqi government forces and their allies are conducting a major offensive to dislodge IS from Mosul, which was captured in 2014 and is the last IS urban stronghold in the country.