Shocking footage has been released of what appears to be Iraqi soldiers throwing an unarmed ISIS fighter off a cliff before shooting him several times.
The Iraqi government is investigating the video posted by the Mosul Eye blog which documents the harrowing scene.
The BBC reports the video shows troops killing suspected Islamic State militants detained in Mosul, throwing him from a cliff onto another motionless body
An interior ministry spokesman said that if the video was real, those responsible must be brought to justice.
Iraq’s prime minister recently declare victory over IS on Monday following the nine month battle that left large areas in ruins.
Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch, told the BBC:
In the final weeks of the battle for west Mosul, the pervasive attitude that I have observed among armed forces has been of momentum, the desire to get the battle wrapped up as quickly as possible, and a collapse of adherences to the laws of war.
Human Rights Watch have verified the location of the video with satellite imagery and said it was one of four videos featuring alleged abuse.