ISIS is using this and other brutal tactics on its own fighters to instill fear and command obedience.
The Islamic State executed several of its leaders using attack dogs, according to the Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA).
ISIS found several of its leaders guilty of failing to carry out their duties, so they tied them to trees and set dogs on them. The dogs mauled them to death.
Hasan Khala Hasan, a Peshmerga commander on the front line, reported the news. ISIS uses a variety of ultraviolent tactics to intimidate its soldiers into obedience.
“IS uses any members who are thought to be of no use, for the organization to frighten other members,” Dler Ahmed, a Kurdish sociologist told ABNA.
At the time of writing, the Iraqi army was preparing an offensive on the strategic town of Fallujah in Iraq.
For more information on the Islamic State, see Clarion Project’s Special Report: The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL)