Far from the JV team, the Islamic State is arguably the most cunning and ruthless terrorist organization to emerge yet. Last June, the group reportedly pulled off the most lucrative bank heist in history, extracting nearly half a billion from the coffers of a bank in Mosul.
Now comes a report that the group is engaged in a far darker practice. From Fox News:
[T]he Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations … asked the Security Council to look into allegations the militants were harvesting the organs of their executions for sale to fund their military operations.
This new claim of ISIS brutality came after an unconfirmed report late Tuesday by the police chief in the town of al-Baghdadi that dozens of people — many reportedly captured Iraqi security forces — were rounded up and burned alive. The town in western Iraq is not far from an air base housing hundreds of U.S. Marines.