ISIS’s indiscriminate slaughter in Syria is causing the spread of a flesh eating disease across the war torn country, say health experts.
Reportedly the disease is being spread because of the militants killing innocent people and dumping their bodies in the street.
Dilqash Isa, who works for the Kurdish Red Crescent, said:
As a result of abominable acts by ISIS that included the killing of innocent people and dumping their corpses in streets, this is the leading factor behind the rapid spread of Leishmaniasis disease… We did not have knowledge about this deadly disease before.
The Leishmaniasis disease is spread by flies passing the protozoan parasite to victims. There have been 500 reported cases in Syria over the last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have been warned about the potential health issues of the disease.
The WHO say there are 13 million Syrians in need of humanitarian aid.
They released a statement reading: “Despite our best efforts, health needs are escalating, and more than four years of crisis is causing the Syrian health system to deteriorate.”