45 ISIS fighters killed by poisoned Ramadan meal

Reports surfaced from Iraqi media last week that 45 Islamic State (ISIS/IS/ISIL) jihadis were killed after ingesting an iftar meal commemorating the conclusion of Ramadan. It remains unclear whether the jihadis, who were breaking their Ramadan fast in Mosul, Iraq, died of food poisoning or intentional poisoning, Haaretz reports.

isis.poisonA Kurdish Democratic Party spokesman said that 145 ISIS militants took part in the iftar meal and that 45 died shortly thereafter.

ISIS fighters have fallen under a similar trap before, according to reports from other Middle East outlets.

In November, Free Syrian Army men who posed as cooks reportedly poisoned ISIS fighters’ meals, killing a dozen, the UK’s Mirror reported, citing the Times of Iraq.