ISIS militants are known for their extreme brutality across the globe, but recently they got a taste of their own medicine.
Iraqi state media is reporting that 45 ISIS militants died after eating poisoned food during an Iftar dinner, which is celebrated during the annual Ramadan fasting.
“According to the Kurdish party spokesman, 145 ISIS fighters participated in the iftar meal, and 45 of them died a short time later.”
Haaretz also noted the attack took place in Mosul, Iraq, which was been controlled by ISIS for more than a year.
Whether the poisonings were intended or by accident has yet to be confirmed. However, The Mirror reported last November an attack involved members of the Syrian Free Army infiltrating ISIS with poison.
Rebel soldiers posed as chefs and poisoned dozens of ISIS militants at the Fath El-Sahel camp in Syria. Though, multiple outlets have since attempted to dispute the legitimacy of the original report.
Meanwhile, President Obama has finally outlined what his administration believes is the proper strategy to defeat ISIS, saying:
“The strong consensus is that in order for us to succeed long-term in this fight against [ISIS], we have to develop local security forces that can sustain progress. It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like [ISIS], but then as soon as we leave see that void filled again by extremists.”
The President also added that U.S.-led coalition forces will “ultimately prevail” in the fight against ISIS.
The President’s remarks came after he met with more than 30 top defense officials, spanning multiple branches of the military as well as intelligence agencies.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.ijreview.com