Islamic State militants have begun using chickens as mobile improvised explosive devices in Iraq, new images appear to show.
ISIS terrorists operating in and around the Iraqi city of Fallujah are believed to be strapping explosive devices to chickens, which are then let out to wander into enemy camps.
Once the birds have moved to within striking distance of the target, without arousing any suspicion, the ISIS jihadis evidently use remote controls to set off the bombs, killing everyone in the vicinity. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Images of the Islamic State’s so-called “suicide chickens” have been widely shared online by both pro- and anti-ISIS users, although their authenticity has not been independently verified.
Pictures of “suicide chickens” have been widely circulated on social media by both pro- and anti-ISIS users, though at present their authenticity has not been independently verified.
Details of why ISIS are evidently using exploding chickens were reported by The Daily Star.
The bombs demonstrate that the terrorist group is running low on ammunition after several years of all-out war in Syria and Iraq, according to an unnamed expert quoted by the newspaper.
2. ISIS jihadis operating in and around the Iraqi city of Fallujah are said to be strapping the explosive belts to chickens, which are then let out to wander into enemy camps.
An unnamed British man fighting with Kurdish troops in the region added:
ISIS will use whatever means they can to bring death and destruction. Using animals has little military value — it is just another example of how their twisted minds enjoy dreaming up bizarre ways to kill people.
The claims that the jihadis are using suicide chickens come just days after reports emerged of ISIS militants strapping IEDs to a goat, which was sent into a Kurdish base in the Syrian city of Kobane.
Pictures of the animal IEDs were circulated as the U.S.-led coalition battling ISIS dropped leaflets over ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, promising to bring “freedom” to its residents.
3. ISIS destroy an Egyptian naval vessel near Rafah — the vessel as it looks from Gaza (story here).
Read more: The Daily Star.
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