MOSUL — Shi'ite militias have once again committed abuses against Sunni civilians and executed a number of IDPs in Nieniya village, south of Mosul , according to sources in Nineveh Operation Command and Sunni tribal forces.
A commander in Nineveh operation command said that al-Badr militia forces have executed 5 IDPs in south of Mosul with the Iraqi troops and Police watching the crime. He noted that the militias accused those civilians of cooperating with IS, according to a report by al-Raya News.
A brawl broke out between the Sunni tribal forces and the militias over the execution of the civilians, the source said , noting that the Shi'ite militias,in collaboration with the federal police, have detained the fleeing people in a school building for interrogation.
The source added that the detained people have been abused and badly treated by the militias.
Kurdish officials have already warned of Shi'ite militias participation in the Mosul battle, saying that Shiite militias will complicate the process if they enter Mosul.
On October 17, the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, with the US-led coalition air support, began a massive attack on Mosul to reclaim it from the Islamic State (IS). Currently Mosul is half-encircled, with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces making rapid territorial gains in the east and north of the city.