Original Article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/21/middleeast/iraq-kirkuk-attacks/index.html
Summary: ISIS has taken over 550 people and is using them as shields. They are doing this so the Iraqi forces have to kill their own people if they want to kill ISIS. This will cause many civilians to lose their lives if the Iraqis decide to shoot. ISIS also kills the left over people instead of letting them go. In a place near Mosul they killed around 40 civilians by shooting at them. This is bad because ISIS seems to be getting away with this horrible act of using civilians to cover them. This should be stopped because the civilians aren't in the war, and they shouldn't be brought into it if they don't want to be.
Connection: This connects to U.S. history because in the Korean war, the Koreans took American soldiers and used their bodies as shields. They did this for the same reason, so their enemies would be more hesitant at shooting at them.
Why do you think that they did this?
Do you think using civilians as shields is too far?
Do you think that civilians should be kept out of the war unless they want to be in it?