Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

FACT CHECK; Did Wild Boars Kill ISIS Fighters?

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

FACT CHECK; Did Wild Boars Kill ISIS Fighters?

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Social media has shared a post claiming that wild boars killed three ISIS terrorists in Iraq who were hiding in brush before an ambush outside Kirkuk, Iraq.

The facts: The basic story is true but details differ, so it's unclear which version of the story is accurate.

The report first appeared in the Iraqi publication Alsumaria News on April 23.

TruthOrFiction.com reported that by April 25, the United Kingdom's Telegraph newspaper picked up the story under the headline, "Wild boars maul ISIL fighters to death in Iraq." That report cites the deputy head of Kurdish intelligence service in Kirkuk:

"ISIL fighters responded to the deaths by going on a killing spree of wild boars in the area," said Brigadier Azad Jelal, the deputy head of the Kurdish intelligence service in Kikurk.

"Three fighters from ISIL were near the Peshmerga checkpoint in al-Rashad. They met some feral boars and the boars killed the three fighters," he told The Telegraph. …

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