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Report: Three ISIS Militants Killed By Herd Of Stampeding Wild Boars

April 26, 2017

Three Islamic State militants were killed by a herd of stampeding wild boars in Northern Iraq, local Iraqi leaders told The Times of London.

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told the paper ISIS militants were setting up for an ambush on the edge of a field 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk when the boars overran them.

The militants were preparing an attack against a group of local tribesman who were inhabiting land on a nearby mountain after ISIS militants seized the town of Hawija roughly three years ago.

“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields,” al-Assi said.

Local authorities have called upon the government to liberate ISIS-held areas such as Hawija, but the Iraqi government has been focused on liberating Mosul, ISIS’ stronghold in Iraq.

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ISIS militants frequently execute people who attempt to flee the region or who support the Iraqi security forces.

Al-Assi said 25 people were executed in the three days leading up to the wild boar attack because they attempted to flee.

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