Iraq’s ‘Black Devils’ strike fear in the ISIS terrorists they hunt

Members of the group known as the "Black Devils" are the first responders when ISIS strikes at surrounding villages. (Mylee Cardenas)
Members of the group known as the “Black Devils” are the first responders when ISIS strikes at surrounding villages. (Mylee Cardenas)

{By Hollie McKay /  FoxNews.com} – Within the Kurdish people’s rugged army is an elite unit that specializes in rooting out ISIS sleeper cells and responds first when the black-clad jihadist army strikes in northern Iraq’s no-man’s land. They are called the “Black Devils” by the terrorists they hunt, and they embrace the name.

Made up of 400 of the Kurdish forces known as Peshmerga, the Black Devils boast a high enemy body count, a Spartan regimen and the ability to induce panic in the dark hearts of their foes. Their fierce tactics and effective intelligence gathering make them as feared as they are despised.

Members of the group known as the “Black Devils” are the first responders when ISIS strikes at surrounding villages. (Mylee Cardenas)

“It is a special kind of hate they have for us,” Major Raad, a former interpreter for the U.S. Army during the Iraq war, told FoxNews.com from the group’s headquarters in Teleskof, just 8 miles outside of the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. “They never have mercy on us. They just kill us. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.