45 ISIS fighters killed by poisoned Ramadan meal: Jihad vs. jihad, or bad sanitation?

by 1389 on July 12, 2015

in 1389 (blog admin), food and drink, Iraq, Islamic State (of Iraq and ash-Sham/Levant/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh)

As of this writing, it is not known whether the cause of death was sabotage by ISIS’ rivals, or abysmally poor sanitation and/or food handling practices on the part of the ISIS fighters themselves.

Barfblog has the story:

Reports surfaced from Iraqi media last week that 45 Islamic State (ISIS/IS/ISIL) jihadis were killed after ingesting an iftar meal commemorating the conclusion of Ramadan. It remains unclear whether the jihadis, who were breaking their Ramadan fast in Mosul, Iraq, died of food poisoning or intentional poisoning, Haaretz reports.

A Kurdish Democratic Party spokesman said that 145 ISIS militants took part in the iftar meal and that 45 died shortly thereafter.

ISIS fighters have fallen under a similar trap before, according to reports from other Middle East outlets.

In November, Free Syrian Army men who posed as cooks reportedly poisoned ISIS fighters’ meals, killing a dozen, the UK’sMirror reported, citing the Times of Iraq.

In point of fact, an iftar meal does not mark the conclusion of Ramadan as a whole, but rather, it marks the conclusion of fasting at sundown for that particular day.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gramfan July 14, 2015 at 1:03 am

As Zip would say:

“Feel good story of the day!”

2 george July 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm

I can hear GOD laughing.<:o)

3 1389 July 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

@ george,

I don’t think so.

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? (Ezekiel 33:11, KJV)

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