ISIS terrorists in Fallujah are so desperate to heal their wounded they’ve taken to stealing blood from civilians, witnesses said to Fox News.
“ISIS now have a large number of wounded fighters and is desperate for blood,” one Iraqi said. “Many of the civilians couldn’t get even two meals a day for a long time, so they’re very ill and weak.”
The terror group, which has been fighting for months against 20,000 Iraqi government troops and allied fighters who are trying to take back the city without destroying its artifacts and buildings, has started grabbing citizens off the streets and from their homes, forcing them to offer up blood for their injured fighters.
Some have even been left to die in the streets, completely drained of blood, Fox News reported, citing witnesses.
Meanwhile, ISIS has used citizens as shields in other circumstances, the news outlet said.
“ISIS is using a lot of snipers and plenty of IEDs,” said Capt. Omar Nazar, the head of the Iraqi Emergency Response Division. “They have booby-trapped a lot of homes and they are moving civilians around to use them as human shields.”