>> A U.S. trained Iraqi unit committed war crimes in Mosul, Human Rights Watch says. Executing several dozen men in the last throes of the battle. The watchdog urging Thursday that the U.S. government halt all support to the sixteenth division of the Iraqi army pending an investigation. Reuters can't get into Mosul's old city to verify the claims because of restricted access for media.
Military and government sources couldn't be reached for comment. Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared victory against Islamic State in his last read-out on July 10th, but fighting went on for several days. Video then emerged of Iraqi forces beating unarmed men and pushing one off a precipice to his death.
Human Rights Watch cited two international observers, who said they'd seen a group of Iraqi soldiers lead four naked men down an alley way. Then they heard multiple gun shots. They saw the corpses of other naked men, one hand cuffed, as they left. Iraq's record is abysmal. With widespread abuses reported, Human Rights Watch says urging the U.S. military to find out why a force it trained is committing quote ghastly war crimes.