The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says the ISIL Takfiri terrorists are directly targeting civilians who attempt to flee the Iraqi city of Fallujah as government forces retake key areas in the besieged city.
“Reports from families that NRC has been in touch with describe that civilians trying to cross the Euphrates River in order to flee the fighting are being targeted by armed opposition groups,” the aid group said in a statement.
The group, which operates refugee camps in the city, said a large number of civilians trying to cross the river have been shot and killed by the Takfiri terrorists.
Iraqi forces have made considerable advances in several parts of the strategic city of Fallujah in Anbar province in recent days.
The United Nations refugee agency says ISIL militants are holding several hundred families as human shields in Fallujah while government forces keep slicing through ISIL positions in the key city of Iraq.
Meanwhile, the ISIL drowned over a dozen Iraqi children and their families who were trying to escape from the Takfiri terrorist group, media reports said on Monday.
At least 13 Iraqi civilians most of them children and women were drowned by the ISIL in the Euphrates River as they intended to escape.
The Iraqi families wanted to reach the temporary camps which have been set up on Fallujah’s Ameriya region in Anbar province.