Panicking ISIS could be crippled by the deadly virus after residents living under the ISIS reign – also known as Daesh – reported a “mysterious epidemic” sweeping through the region. A human rights monitor group based in ISIS-ruled territories revealed the outbreak had infected “dozens of civilians in the countryside of Raqqa”, where the terror group has set up its headquarters.

The reported death toll, which rose to “around 20 people” this week, has put the panicked terrorists on edge and prompted a desperate health shut down. According to watchdog Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS), the epidemic had triggered “panic among civilians” and taken the lives of at least two children so far. FULL REPORT