Islamic State Kills Dozens of Its Own in Hunt For Spies

In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead terrorists in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.

The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group’s ranks for spies who could have tipped off the US-led coalition about his closely guarded movements. By the time it was over, the group would kill 38 of its own members on suspicion of acting as informants.

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