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  • KARMA: Iraqi Media Claims ISIS Militants Have Contracted Ebola

    Multiple Iraqi news outlets began reporting late Wednesday that some Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Mosul, Iraq, have contracted the Ebola virus.

    As many as three Iraqi news outlets have reported that people with Ebola-like symptom have showed up at a hospital in Mosul, according to Mashable.

    World Health Organization officials have not confirmed the reported cases.

    “We have no official notification from the Iraqi government that it is Ebola,” Christy Feig, WHO’s director of communications said in a statement. “We have no official notification … that it is Ebola.”

    However, one Kurdish government official, who claims the cases are in fact the Ebola virus, told the Kurdish media outlet Xendan that the ISIS militants’ symptoms were in common with Ebola symptoms.

    In recent weeks, ISIS thugs reportedly executed more than a dozen doctors who refused to treat them. Iraq’s  Al Sabaah daily newspaper reported that Ebola was brought into Mosul through Africa-based Islamist terrorists who contacted Ebola-treating doctors in West Africa, and then linked up with ISIS fighters in Iraq.

    Mosul is known as ISIS’s quasi capital. It was also the central target of more than 30 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS, several of those airstrikes were carried out on New Year’s Eve in Iraq and Syria.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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