Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners

October 30, 2014 1:33 PM

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BAGHDAD — An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country’s second-largest city of Mosul in June.

Human Rights Watch said Thursday that some 600 male Shiite inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were forced to kneel along the edge of a nearby ravine and shot with automatic weapons.

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