“I begged them not to harm Hamid,” she says, her voice trembling with emotion. “They said they would shoot me too if I continued to follow them,” as the gunmen forcefully dragged her ill-fated son out into the street.
Hamid Khalaf, a Sunni, was later found dead in Mosul with gunshot wounds to his head.
Eyewitnesses who have seen the killing describe the event as a “summary execution” with several gunmen firing at Hamid at close range.
“They told us he was Daesh and then they killed him. They first shot at his head, blowing his brain out. Then they left. Then they returned and fired a second bullet into his back,” Bassam Umar, one of the…