The world is at war with ISIS. More than sixty countries are at war with the Islamic State, including a coalition of 34 Islamic militaries. It really says something when their list of enemies ranges from America to the Taliban – and literal Islamic States like Saudi Arabia.
ISIS recently lost their stronghold in Ramadi and continues to lose territory as more nations join the fight against them.
This is clearly taking a toll on morale.
The savagery of ISIS is well documented – beheadings, torture, firing squad executions, burning, etc. And as reported by FOX News, this savagery isn’t reserved just for those who oppose them:
ISIS fighters who fled to the terror group’s Iraqi stronghold of Mosul after being defeated in Ramadi were burned alive in the town square, sources told FoxNews.com, in an unmistakable message to fighters who may soon be defending the northern city from government forces.
“They were grouped together and made to stand in a circle,” a former resident of northern Iraq now living in the U.S. but in touch with family back home told FoxNews.com. “And set on fire to die.”
Several Iraqi-Americans and recent refugees with close relatives in Mosul told of ISIS fighters fresh off defeat in Ramadi being shunned – and executed – for not fighting to the death in Ramadi.
Michael Pregent, a terrorism expert and former intelligence adviser to Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq, said such an act isn’t new for the callous terror group. A similar fate was meted out to fighters who lost Saddam’s hometown to Kurdish forces last year.
“There is no surprise on executing ISIS fighters from Ramadi,” he said. “They did the same to fighters after Tikrit.”
I once heard someone joke that the only good thing Hitler ever did was kill Hitler. I guess by that logic, ISIS has finally done some good for the world.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]