Forced relocations, executions as Mosul liberation offensive continues

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Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp in Erbil Governorate, northern Iraq, as Mosul assault begins. Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

Tens of thousands of people living in areas surrounding the Iraqi city of Mosul are being used as human shields by ISIL as the battle to retake the city from the extremist group rages on.

That's according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR) which reported that in one incident this week, ISIL killed more than 230 people for not following orders or for being former security officers.

Meanwhile, UN agencies and their partners continue to prepare for the scores of people expected to flee the city as the offensive launched by the Iraqi military and its allies enters its third week.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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