According to the independent newspaper, An Iraqi grandmother claims to be one of the people most feared by ISIL and has received personal death threats from the group’s leader.
Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily, 39, said she has beheaded and cooked the heads of ISIL fighters to avenge the deaths of her family.
ISIL killed her second husband earlier this year and has previously killed her father and three brothers.
Better known as Um Hanadi, she leads a 70-strong militia in the fight against ISIL in the recently liberated town of Shirqat, which sits 50 miles south of the ISIL Iraq stronghold of Mosul.
“I fought them, I beheaded them, I cooked their heads, I burned their bodies,” she told CNN.
The militia leader, who describes herself as a “housewife,” has published a photo on Facebook appearing to show her carrying a severed head, and another showing two severed heads in a cooking pot.
A third photo appears to show her standing among headless bodies which have been burned.
She said she head received personal death threats “from the top leadership of ISIL,” she said, “including from [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi himself”.
“I’m at the top of their most wanted list, even more than the Prime Minister,” she added.
“Six times they tried to assassinate me. I have shrapnel in my head and legs, my ribs were broken, but all that didn’t stop me from fighting,” she said in the interview, lifting her headscarf to reveal several scars.