The evilness of ISIS knows no depths. The terror group has made the act of killing a sport, incorporating new and successively more repulsive ways of murdering people who don’t jive with their fucked up crusade. They’ve locked innocent people in a cage and drowned them by lowering them into a pool, burned multiple people alive, wrapped some up in explosive rope and blown them to pieces, mowed a line of people down with machine guns as they lay in a giant grave, and the vile list goes on.
Possibly ISIS’s most nausea-inducing method of murdering was how they killed 25 people in Mosul accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces: by dissolving their bodies in nitric acid.
According to Daily Mail,
According to witnesses, the 25 alleged ‘spies’ had been tied together with a rope and lowered in a large basin containing nitric acid until their organs dissolved.
Nitric acid is a colourless, yellow or red, fuming liquid with an acrid, suffocating odour which is highly corrosive to all parts of the human body.
It is normally used in manufacturing ammonium nitrate for fertilizer and explosives, organic synthesis, photoengraving, etching steel, and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel.
Experts believe that the ISIS wanted to make a splash with these killings after continuing to lose control over territory across Iraq and Syria and suffering a series of battlefield defeats recently–namely a coalition airstrike that killed 22 ISIS members Wednesday. Daily Mail points out that the U.S. Defense Department had estimated that ISIS has lost control of about 40 per cent of the territory they claimed in Iraq and about ten per cent of the land they held in Syria. Progress.
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[h/t Daily Mail]