The Iraqi government is investigating a video that appears to show men in army uniforms throwing a pleading ISIS fighter off a cliff before shooting him.

In the video, the panicking man is taunted and beaten by several rifle-wielding troops before being hurled onto the motionless body of another man below..

According to the BBC, an interior ministry spokesman said that if the video – purportedly filmed in recently-liberated Mosul – was genuine then the soldiers involved will be brought to justice.

The video of the man being thrown from the cliff, which was posted to the Mosul Eye blog yesterday, comes just days after a US-backed coalition of Iraqi forces announced it had freed Mosul, the city in which ISIS proclaimed its caliphate in 2014

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