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Pigs = 3; ISIS fighters = 0

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Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

It seems that ISIS fighters were attempting to set up an ambush that didn't go well.

From the article: "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 said. He said the group was poised to attack a band of local tribesmen who had fled to nearby mountains since militants seized the town of Hawija three years ago.

“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields,” he said."

Submitted on 04/25/2017

Submitted by: Jeff C.
Reference: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/25/wild-boars-overrun-islamic-state-position-kill-

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Bruce said:
Definitely Toss: No Self-Selection
Thanks, Jeff, but unless the militants were actively provoking the boars this sounds to me like a bizarre accident and nothing more.


James said:
Definitely Keep: For Darwin's Eyes
I'm going to let Darwin decide this one. Animals don't stampede unless something provokes/spooks them. My best guess is that the clumsy movements of the terrorists (anything from a noise to a thrown cigarette butt) spooked the boars. Whatever the case it's a cartoony enough demise for me! :-)


Candi said:
Definitely Keep: For Darwin's Eyes
Eh, I'll side with James. Boars are nasty bastards.


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