According to a Reuters report, a morgue in Misrata, Libya is the destination for the bodies of hundreds of dead ISIS terrorists. The corpses are being held in freezers while the Libyan government sorts out where they came from and negotiates with their countries of origin for the repatriation of the bodies.
The ISIS forces have been dead since a December battle between the Libyan army and ISIS terrorists that occurred at the Libyan city of Sirte, a Mediterranean port. ISIS captured the city in 2015 and held it for over a year.
The bodies aren’t moving anywhere because the governments responsible for the remains aren’t enthusiastic about bringing them home. Countries like Egypt and Sudan really don’t want to acknowledge the dead or confirm the number of their people volunteered to for ISIS as terrorists.
In Tunisia, for instance, the government admits that more than 3,000 expatriates joined the jihadist campaign.
While the bodies lie in cold storage, Libyan officials are doing their best to record details of the dead through photographs and DNA extraction.
The body count continues to mount for ISIS though the leadership often avoids death or surrender.
Fox News reported on Friday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi continues to fight on even though his forces are dying in large numbers.
Baghdadi is believed to have evaded capture because of the media’s loose lips. The commander of the U.S. Army’s special operations said American forces were closing in on the terrorist warlord but an online news report tipped-off Baghdadi.
“The challenge we have [is] in terms of where and how our tactics and procedures are discussed openly,” Gen. Raymond Thomas told Fox News. “There’s a great need to inform the American public about what we’re up to. There’s also great need to recognize things that will absolutely undercut our ability to do our job.”