An Iraqi news website reported on Sunday that three Islamic militants in northern Iraq were attacked and killed by wild boars known to inhabit the region, sources in the region have confirmed.
According to Iraqi News, the ISIS fighters were near a farm in Kirkuk in the al-Rashad region when the boars tore through the farmland and attacked them. ISIS reportedly sought revenge on the animals, though it is unclear how or what they did as a means of revenge.
ISIS overtook the area of Kirkuk in 2014, causing thousands of civilians to flee the area. Kirkuk officials have requested the Iraqi government bring in more security, but all military personnel is currently directed toward the fight in Mosul, the ISIS capital of Iraq.
ISIS fighters have frequently executed civilians in the Kirkuk area for attempting to help security forces or flee to refugee camps in a nearby region.
As always, social media had interesting takes on the precarious situation ISIS found themselves in.
Wild boars killed 3 ISIS fighters. Not just Ironic but funny as hell. No wonder they are afraid of pork LOL
— Bill Hess (@Unclerodak) April 25, 2017
Sounder of wild boars overruns group of #ISIS fighters in northern #Iraq and kills three.
Mother Nature joins #GWOThttps://t.co/6loONSGvZD
— Harold Hamfist (@HaroldHamfist) April 25, 2017
I HAVE A PLAN TO DEFEAT ISIS IN 30 DAYS: Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants https://t.co/0uKCbnfgeN via @usatoday
— Malx Coddlefish ❄️ (@mocoddle) April 25, 2017
ISIS fighters have executed civilians on a regular basis in the Kirkuk area for attempting to help security forces or flee to refugee camps in a nearby region.