ISIS 0; pigs 3

War isn't supposed to be humorous.  Nevertheless, it sometimes provides moments of high hilarity.  Such was the case yesterday in Iraq, when an ISIS position there was overrun by a herd of rampaging wild boars.  Given all the exotic fauna that have been wiped out there – during Babylonian times, the place was inhabited by lions – who would have thought that wild boars still abounded there?  But apparently, so they do. From the USA Today article of April 25, 2017, the following appears: Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say. Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk when the boars overwhelmed them Sunday. Five other militants were injured, al-Assi...(Read Full Post)

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