ISIS militants are known for their extreme brutality across the globe, but recently they got a taste of their own medicine.
Iraqi state media has reported that 45 ISIS militants died after eating poisoned food during an Iftar dinner, which is celebrated during the annual Ramadan fasting.
Haaretz reported that 145 ISIS fighters participated in the meal and 45 of them died shortly after, noting that the attack took place in Mosul, Iraq, which was been controlled by ISIS for more than a year.
Whether the poisonings were intended or by accident has yet to be confirmed.
However, this may not have been the first time ISIS reportedly suffered casualties as a result of poisoned food.
The Mirror reported last November an attack involved members of the Syrian Free Army infiltrating ISIS with poison. Rebel soldiers posed as chefs and poisoned dozens of ISIS militants at the Fath El-Sahel camp in Syria.
Although, multiple outlets have since questioned the legitimacy of the original report, stating that the same story may have been recycled over the past months.
Intensified air strikes across northern Syria and clashes on the ground have killed at least 78 Islamic State fighters since Sunday night, the Britain-based Observatory said.
The strikes are some of the most sustained since they began in September, according to U.S. officials who say they are aimed at curbing the militants’ ability to operate out of Raqqa and to prevent it from fighting back against Kurdish advances.
Though, meanwhile, President Obama has said that he and his administration believe ISIS should be defeated with “ideologies not guns.”