"Most of the infected are foreign militants who had sexual intercourse with two Moroccan women. The women passed the disease on to the militants before their infection was revealed," a doctor speaking to ARA News revealed, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The doctor noted that his staff has been ordered by the panicked local ISIL leadership "to transfer the infected militants to a quarantine center in the city," adding that the two Moroccan women suspected of transferring the infection escaped to Turkey, "for fear of execution" by the terror group.
A civil rights activist in al-Mayadeen told the news agency that the "Islamic State's leadership is planning to assign militants who are tested positive for AIDS on suicide attacks."
The terror group has been reported to send even healthy fighters on suicide missions, particularly in its campaign against Kurdish People's Protection Units in al-Raqqah and Kobani in northern Syria.
The Islamic State terror group presently controls large swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory. ISIL positions are presently being targeted by airstrikes conducted by a US-led coalition, while the Syrian Arab Army, Iraqi, and Kurdish forces fight the militants on the ground.