(Jihadwatch.org)Harrowing videos have emerged which appear to show children in Mosul being tortured and beaten with hammers by Iraqi soldiers and militia.
The civilians, some of whom look as young as eight, were assaulted while being interrogated by the Western-backed troops over whether they were loyal to ISIS, reports claim.
It came after Amnesty International warned civilians caught in the crossfire of the battle to retake the city from the terror group may face execution and torture.
One horrifying video shows a young man being hit on the knee with a hammer before a slab of concrete was thrown onto his head in front of a crowd of soldiers.
The boy could be heard yelling ‘no no’ when he was brutally knee-capped. After the attack, the boy was told to ‘stand up man’.
Other footage, posted to Twitter on Tuesday, shows a boy being struck over the head with an automatic weapon while he sits handcuffed in the back of a truck.
The blood-covered youth can be heard screaming in agony as the troops repeatedly hit him – while others
During the beating, the troops fired questions at the boy, asking: ‘How many people were with you? 14? Where were you coming from?’
Another young boy, who had just escaped from Mosul, can be seen looking dazed after he was held down and savagely beaten by Iraqi troops.
The child, who names himself as Ihab Muhammad, is asked if he or members of his family are members of ISIS in the video, the Middle East Monitor reported.
Another young boy, who had just escaped from Mosul, can be seen looking dazed after he was held down and savagely beaten by Iraqi troops
He is then seen being hit over the head by the soldiers because they did not like the explanation he gave.
The footage shows the boy screaming in pain before one Iraqi soldier told him ‘shut up or else I will kill you’.
MailOnline cannot independently verify the authenticity of the footage – most of which is too graphic to be shown in full.