According to the New York Post: A herd of wild boars became the latest group to join the fight against ISIS — killing three jihadi barbarians during a stampede this week in Iraq, according to reports.
At least eight ISIS fighters were taking cover among dense reeds in the al-Rashad region about 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk, preparing for a surprise strike on local anti-ISIS tribesmen when the hero boar charged them on Sunday, Newsweek reported.
“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields,” Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told the Times of London.
Refugees attempting to flee ISIS territory came across the mangled bodies of the three dead ISIS fighters, The Telegraph reported.
Brigadier Azad Jelal, the deputy head of the Kurdish intelligence service in Kikuk, told The Telegraph that the three fatal victims may have been trying to defect from ISIS and were heading toward a Kurdish checkpoint, where they planned to surrender.
But in the three days before the boars attacked, the militants executed 25 people attempting to escape the clutches of the terror group, Assi told the Times.
“We know that a massacre took place in Hawija district through our sources,” he said. “This will not be ISIS’s last massacre against citizens.”
ISIS is believed to have recovered the bodies of their dead, and have now begun to shoot at the boars in retaliation.
Contributor & Writer: John Andrews