Iraqi forces promise to go easy on ISIS fighters if they kill foreign militants

Iraqi forces fighting ISIS in western Mosul have reportedly told local jihadists they would be offered ‘special care from the judiciary’ if they agreed to kill foreign militants.

The forces, who also encouraged locals to pick up weapons and join the fight against ISIS, made their announcement as they gained control of Mosul airport on Friday and a sprawling military base next to it on the city’s southwestern edge.

‘I can confirm that the airport is fully liberated,’ said Brigadier General Abbas al-Juburi, of the interior ministry’s elite Rapid Response units that led the assault on the airport, which was largely destroyed by ISIS forces,.

  • Nermal

    Bad news for all those foreign jihadis getting a little OE in the Middle East.

  • HalcyonDaze

    Divide and conquer. While this sounds like a sound strategy it bothers me more than a little bit.

    If the Iraqi Gov’t is willing to accommodate these home grown animals then all our attempts to stamp this cult of evil will have been wasted and there’s a very good chance we’ll see that country turn into a complete theocracy ala Iran, putting short shrift to any hopes of it ever becoming a real democracy and a bastion against radicalism.

    • Uncommunist


    • ismiselemeas

      It’s a moot point unfortunately. The ME does as the ME is. They’ve been at the shifting allegiances game for hundreds of years. It’s the only way they know how to play in the sandpit.

  • CoolTolerance

    In other words, kill the Iranians.

  • DVult

    Offer them a reward. When they show up to collect hang them.