The Daesh militant group has killed 258 civilians in the past 10 days as Iraqi forces tighten the siege in Mosul, northern Iraq, an NGO reported.
The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights cited a displaced person fleeing the district of al-Zanjili in the old town of Mosul as saying that militants kill about nine families every day.
The NGO said in a statement that mothers were murdered in front of their children.
Daesh killed those civilians on suspicion of collaborating with Iraqi security or attempting to flee areas controlled by the group.
Iraqi government forces launched an offensive in October to retake control over the city of Mosul, the second largest city in the country, from Daesh fighters.
Daesh have lost most of the city and are resisting only in the old town.
Source: NAM News Network