The latest evidence of atrocities carried out by the Islamic State that are being unearthed as the US-backed Iraqi army moves toward Mosul is the deaths of hundreds of civilians – including children – killed by ISIS land mines. Entering the town of Manbij near the border with Turkey, residents returning home discovered booby-traps in the form of explosives planted in any number of locations: from doorways to refrigerators to bags of clothing and refrigerators, according to Human Rights Watch. Similar planting of lethal explosives and deadly traps was previously used against residents of Fallujah and Ramadi in Iraq and Korbani in Syria. According to Human Rights Watch, a large number of children were killed by improvised explosives in schools.
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