Social media activists published a video showing a number of al-Hashd al-Shaabi milita members torturing two displaced children in Mosul
The footage showed security members, who are said to be from al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s forces torturing children for fleeing the ongoing military battles in Mosul.
The video was published on accounts close to al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces that are deployed near the city of Mosul.
Earlier, Human Rights Watch warned of organized killing and torture by al-Hashd al-Shaabi motivated by sectarian hatred against civilians in the areas of battle against the Islamic State.
Al-Hashd al-Shaabi was formed in 2014 for deployment against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The organization was formed by uniting existing militias under the “People’s Mobilization Committee” of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior.