ISIS have been accused of killing its own wounded fighters in order to sell their organs on the black market in Iraq.
The shocking claims were made by the Arabic-language al-Sabah newspaper, who quoted an unnamed source in Mosul.
‘Doctors were threatened to take out the body organs of a wounded ISIL militant,’ the report said.
The jihadi group have allegedly been extracting vital organs from their wounded fighters and have been selling them abroad to raise much needed funds for their fighters dreadful salary.
Prisoners held by ISIS have also reportedly been forced to give blood to the jihadi group, according to Fars news.
The news comes as it was revealed the initial contingent of 170 U.S. soldiers who entered Baghdad as advisers in June 2014 has now rapidly grown.
3,000 American security workers are now involved in Iraq with Defense Secretary Ash Carter authorizing a total above 4,000. More increases seem likely.
What the Pentagon calls ‘tightening the noose’ on the militants, critics call indecisive steps with limited chance to succeed.
One of the most vocal critics of Obama’s Iraq policy, Republican Sen. John McCain, dismissed Carter’s announcement that the U.S. would send another 217 troops to Iraq in support of the Iraqi security forces’ preparation for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.
‘Grudging incrementalism,’ McCain called it.
Patrick Martin, an Iraq specialist at the Institute for the Study of War, is skeptical that the U.S. approach is sufficiently aggressive.
‘The addition of 217 advisers … is not going to be nearly enough to actually make a significant difference on the ground in the near future,’ he said in an interview.
On the other hand, the U.S. offer to fly Apache attack helicopters in support of an Iraqi advance toward Mosul is a significant move, Martin said, noting that it would be the first time the Iraqis have accepted that kind of support since U.S. forces returned to Iraq in 2014.
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.