ISIS reportedly executing soldiers who fail

The old joke that “floggings will continue until morale improves” is no joke when it comes to ISIS.  According to a Kurdish spokesman, at least.  Nadiah Sarsour reports in Fox News:

Some 56 members of ISIS learned their so-called “caliph” doesn’t tolerate losing in battle, according to reports which said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had them executed after they survived a rout by Kurdish fighters.

Saed Mimousini, media spokesperson for the Kurdish Democratic Party, told Alsumaria news agency that Al-Baghdadi’s harsh decision came following their defeat at the hands of Peshmerga fighters in Kobar, south of the Kurdish capital Erbil.

“ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi executed 56 of his men after their defeat at the hands of the Peshmerga forces in the Cowir area south of Erbilm," he said.

“Executions took place in the Al-Namrood, east Mosul,” he added, claiming that the “battles between ISIS and the Peshmerga south of Erbil killed 300 members of the Islamic State and injured nearly 102 others.”

Now this may be propaganda, but the extreme measures already known to be part of the ISIS approach to war make it believable.  And, even if only propaganda, it may cut down on some of the adolescent appeal of ISIS to alienated Muslims in Western countries.

The old joke that “floggings will continue until morale improves” is no joke when it comes to ISIS.  According to a Kurdish spokesman, at least.  Nadiah Sarsour reports in Fox News:

Some 56 members of ISIS learned their so-called “caliph” doesn’t tolerate losing in battle, according to reports which said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had them executed after they survived a rout by Kurdish fighters.

Saed Mimousini, media spokesperson for the Kurdish Democratic Party, told Alsumaria news agency that Al-Baghdadi’s harsh decision came following their defeat at the hands of Peshmerga fighters in Kobar, south of the Kurdish capital Erbil.

“ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi executed 56 of his men after their defeat at the hands of the Peshmerga forces in the Cowir area south of Erbilm," he said.

“Executions took place in the Al-Namrood, east Mosul,” he added, claiming that the “battles between ISIS and the Peshmerga south of Erbil killed 300 members of the Islamic State and injured nearly 102 others.”

Now this may be propaganda, but the extreme measures already known to be part of the ISIS approach to war make it believable.  And, even if only propaganda, it may cut down on some of the adolescent appeal of ISIS to alienated Muslims in Western countries.