ISIS terrorists hid in the Hamrin mountains in Iraq, located near Kirkuk, to prepare “an attack on tribesmen who had formed anti-ISIS brigades.” These tribesmen sought shelter in these mountains back in 2014.

So as ISIS prepped its revenge, wild boars had a different idea. From The London Times:

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of the anti-Isis forces, told The Times that at least eight fighters had hidden in dense reeds.“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields,” he said. “The area is dense with reeds, which are good for hiding in.”

He said the incident had happened on Sunday shortly after the militants had put 25 people to death in Hawija. Security sources said that the killings had been ordered after several residents had tried to flee the town.

Hawija, home to more than 150,000 largely Sunni Arabs, is located east of the road from Baghdad to Mosul. It is one of only three strongholds over which Isis has complete control in Iraq, alongside Qaim and Tal Afar.

In Mosul, fighters posing as liberating security forces killed at least 15 civilians who had welcomed them in the Old Town yesterday, local officials said.