We’ve heard so much of the horror of Islamic terror – especially from ISIS – so much over the last few years that it’s easy to assume that they can’t get any more barbaric or cruel. Even they way the celebrate a suicide bomber is beyond the pale.
Apparently, ISIS gives their suicide bombers what they call a “blood party,” a sort of send off where they wish their colleague good luck in committing another bloodbath.
Well, sometimes the horrendous tactics of terrorists can come back to haunt them. The suicide vest of one would-be ISIS suicide bomber prematurely went off during a blood party in Diyala, Iraq, killing the would-be suicide bomber and 11 of his fellow terrorists as they wished him well.
This party foul of epic proportions came a day after another bomber accidentally detonated a vest during a meeting, killing several ISIS leaders near Mosul.
The double botched bombings came as Islamic State lost more ground in their last major stronghold in Iraq with the terror group’s numbers depleted and confined to an area of about a square kilometre in the Old City.
Lieutenant Colonel Salam al-Obeidi said that he believes only ‘a few hundred Daesh fighters’, an Arabic acronym for Islamic State group jihadists, are left in the Old City.
Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the ‘caliphate’ they proclaimed, the jihadists now only control about a square kilometre in the city, commanders said.
Needless to say, the latest news out of Mosul is good news. The Iraqi police force is also launching new offensives against the other areas of the country where the terrorist group still holds territory. Between the gains being made to contain ISIS and their blowing themselves up, here’s hoping that Iraq can rebuild.