Kurdish Syrian ARA News reports that sixteen Islamic State militants who contracted HIV and developed AIDS in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, from two Moroccan sex slaves will be assigned suicide attacks.
“Most of those infected are foreign militants who had sexual intercourses with two Moroccan women. The women passed on the disease to the militants before their infection was revealed. We were ordered by the group’s local leadership to transfer the infected militants to a quarantine center in the city,” a Syrian doctor in al-Mayadeen told ARA News on the condition of anonymity.
AIDS-infected militants were then assigned suicide bombing missions. The Islamic State Sharia Commission has since ordered AIDS testing throughout Deir ez-Zor.
The two Moroccan women reportedly fled to Turkey to avoid persecution by ISIS.
In the era preceding ARVs, 1988–1995, 78 percent of the deaths were caused by AIDS, a figure that fell to 15 percent in the period spanning 2005 and 2010.