A member of Iraqi security forces gestures towards a mass grave for corpses in the town of Hammam al-Alil which was seized from Islamic State last week, Iraq November 9, 2016 © Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters

In a harrowing report published Thursday, Human Rights Watch detailed the slaughter of at least 300 former Iraqi police officers held captive by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The officers are believed to have been buried in a mass grave 30 kilometers southeast of the IS stronghold of Mosul.

The grave was first discovered by Iraqi troops advancing on the IS-held city of Mosul on November 7. Human Rights Watch (HRW) visited the site and, after interviewing eyewitnesses, compiled a report into what actually happened in the town of Hamam al-Alil.

“This is another piece of evidence of the horrific mass murder by ISIS of former law enforcement officers in and around Mosul,” Joe Stork, the Deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. “ISIS should be held accountable for these crimes against humanity.”

By RT News 

Full report at RT News

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