Dozens of civilians were slaughtered by bloodthirsty desert wolves and beasts of prey while fleeing from an ISIS heartland in Iraq.

At least 100 civilians were killed while attempting to escape an ISIS held stronghold in Anbar, western Iraq.

Some were massacred by monstrous militants as they fled towards the Syrian borders.

Others were killed when attacked by feral desert wolves and beasts of prey.

Iraqi military commander Qatari al-Obaidi confirmed the harrowing deaths, Iraq News reported.

He said local shepherds told him ISIS militants were seen executing civilians and security agents in the region.

US-led coalition forces have repeatedly targeted the ISIS held towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa with airstrikes.

It is thought thousands of civilians are being held captive in those locations.

Iraqi forces are gearing up to extinguish the death cult from Anbar after reclaiming Mosul – the extremist group’s main base.

It comes after US officials revealed hotels, restaurants and high-profile events across Europe are at an increased risk of ISIS-inspired attacks.