ISIS reportedly Kills 25 Prisoners in a Vat of Highly Corrosive Acid
The brutal actions of ISIS continues, as apparently burning people alive and beheading them isn’t enough to satisfy their demonic revenge. IraqiNews is reporting that each of the 25 men were tied with a rope and dropped into a large tub filled with nitric acid until their organs dissolved.
“ISIS terrorist members executed 25 persons in Mosul on charges of spying and collaborating with Iraqi security forces. ISIS put the citizens in a large tub containing nitric acid inside one of its headquarters. ISIS members tied each person with a rope and lowered him in the tub, which contains nitric acid, till the victims organs dissolve.” Statement obtained by Iraqi News.
Is this a true report?
Independent corroboration of this local news report is difficult at best. It is interesting to note that thus far no pictures of this reported situation have surface, which is somewhat unusual. These terrorists are usually publicity hungry, so this report by Iraqi news may or may not be accurate.
Nitric acid is intensely corrosive. Even a few seconds exposure to a diluted amount (commercially available at 68%) can cause browning of the skin, severe chemical burns, and melting of clothing off the body. The acrid, suffocating smell of nitric acid alone can burn the lungs in its purest concentrations.
Nitric acid is primarily used in the making of fertilizers (ammonium nitrate), and explosives (nitrates), photoengraving and other commercial products. It follows then, that ISIS may have access to it, considering their penchant for explosions.
Returning to former intimidation?
These barbaric terrorists have beheaded opposition fighters and Christians, burned prisoners alive, drowned victims in a pool, crucified people, collected heads on poles and in public squares…the list is endless. Dissolving the organs of prisoners is just the latest attempt to terrorize.
There hasn’t been as much news from the horror chambers of ISIS lately, or maybe the news media is just desensitized to it. The terrorists may be thinking that if they return to the horrific violence they used previously, they can get their “caliphate” back to its forward motion.
Losing ground but not necessarily the war
According to Defense Department figures, ISIS has lost about 45% of its holdings in Iraq, and close to 20% in Syria. But that doesn’t mean they are no longer a threat- a plethora of car bombings and attacks in and around Baghdad has shown that ISIS remains active in the Middle East. And their attacks in Paris and Brussels show that they are still moving in spite of the coalition actions.