Antony Loyd is a veteran war correspondent, who has reported from Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq. Following the expulsion of ISIS/Daesh from the city of Mosul in Iraq, he has described the killing of some prisoners by Iraqi forces and the beating and brutalizing of others. Please see his 3-column article in The Times for Saturday 22 July. This describes the rough justice dealt out by an Iraqi judge in Hamdaniya, near Mosul.
It appears that the Iraqi component of the anti-Isis coalition is repeating old mistakes, by allowing atrocities against captured enemies. I remember only too well the massacres of Bosnians by Serbs in Srebrenica, the wrong done by Americans to their prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and by British forces in Basrah.
Some may say that such things are bound to happen. I reply that responsible Governments must try their utmost to prevent them. If they fail to do so, the jihadis, who believe in their duty to conquer the world, will have yet another grievance, with which to gain new recruits. It is our duty to stop terror and war continuing for generations to come. Battles must be won, but we must also win hearts and minds.