U.N. Says ISIS Using Civilians As Human Shields

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An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat from Iraqi forces. (Marko Drobnjakovic/AP)

The United Nations Human Rights Office says the Islamic State is using people as human shields, as the offensive to retake Mosul moves closer to the city.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets an update from Mike Giglio, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News, who has been on the front lines with Iraqi troops.


Mike Giglio, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in Istanbul. He tweets @mike_giglio.

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