More than 300 Sunni civilians from the Iraqi city of Fallujah have been executed by Shia militias, according to local activist sources.
Oubaida al-Dulaimi, a media activist from Saqlawiya - a suburb north of Fallujah - told ARA News that the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Units (PMUs) had been killing civilians fleeing from the besieged city of Fallujah, which is currently controlled by IS.
“Dead bodies of at least 300 civilians were found in the Al-Nourain school yard in the village,” he said. “All the victims were from the al-Saqlawiya tribe.”
Raafat al-Zarari, head of the Ninevah Media Centre, also told ARA News that civilians were being killed under the pretext of supporting IS.
“Most of them were arrested by the pro-government Shia militiamen for being Sunni Muslims, and shot dead under the pretext that they were pro-ISIS,” he said.
Numerous accounts have also been released of PMUs torturing civilians fleeing from Fallujah.
According to Sheikh Raja al-Issawi, a member of the Anbar Provincial Council, four people died and others were in critical condition after Shia militia fighters detained Sunni civilians in Saqlawiya.
Sheikh Issawi said that 605 people detained during the fighting had on Sunday been taken to the al-Mazraa army base, east of Fallujah.
A video alleging to feature released detainees showed a number of men receiving treatment for injuries to their heads and upper bodies.