ISIS militants reportedly forced a grieving mother to eat the remains of her murdered son, the latest atrocity from the Muslim extremist group.
The incident reportedly happened in Mosul, the Iraqi city captured by ISIS last year, and news was relayed to the U.K. media through a British man who went to fight against ISIS.
Yasir Abdulla claimed that the elderly Kurdish woman went to Mosul to confront ISIS, demanding to see her son.
“She was determined to find her son and went to Isis headquarters and asked to see him,” Abdulla told the Sun. “The Isis men told her to sit down because she had travelled a long way and said she should have some food before they took her to meet her son.”
The militants gave the woman a mix of meat, soup, and rice, Abdulla noted.
“But they had killed him and chopped him up and after she finished the meal and asked to see her son they laughed and said ‘You’ve just eaten him.’ “
The incident follows in a long line of atrocities committed by ISIS against people living in Iraq and Syria. Though the group’s tight control over the region makes news reporting difficult, and often leads to rumors of genocide and oppression without concrete accounts, the reports of ISIS crimes are often strikingly similar in nature.
Stories of mass killings are common, including ones targeting women and children. This week the group, also known as Islamic State, reportedly beheaded 12 people in Libya as it attempts to gain a foothold in a third country in the region.
The incident took place in the town of Sitre, the hometown of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, where fierce fighting has taken place between ISIS and local forces. Aside from beheading 12 people, the group reportedly slaughtered 22 residents who tried to fight back, then set fire to the local hospital.
According to CBC, the Libyan government is desperately seeking help from other Arab nations to fight back against ISIS.
“Libya’s temporary government urges … the Arab brother states … to conduct airstrikes against positions of the Daesh [ISIS] terrorist group in Sirte.”
But despite the threat of death, many locals continue to fight back against ISIS. In northern Iraq, a popular singer from the religious Yazidi minority has formed an all-female fighting squad determined to seek revenge against the militant group, the Mail Online reported. The Yazidi people have been targeted for more than a year, with ISIS slaughtering civilians and selling many of the captured women as sex slaves.
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