ISIS claims to have ‘dirty bomb’ from weaponized uranium


dirty-bomb ISISIslamic State terrorists are now claiming on social media that they have a “dirty bomb” in their possession. ISIS-affiliated users initially professed the information on Twitter, and added they had stolen 40 kg of Uranium from Mosul University after the city was overtaken by the jihadis in June.

UK’s Mirror reported that an ISIS supporter revealed the terror group had already weaponized the Uranium and turned it into a “dirty bomb.”

“O by the way Islamic State does have a Dirty bomb. We found Radioactive [sic] material from Mosul university,” said the tweet by Islamic State militant who called himself Muslim al-Britani. “We’ll find out what dirty bombs are and what they do. We’ll also discuss what might happen if one actually went off in a public area.”

He added, threateningly, “This sort of bomb would be terribly destructive if went off in LONDON becuz it would be more of a disruptive than a destructive weapon.”

The man responsible for the Twitter post reportedly fled Britain in 2012 after posting bail on terrorism charges. He is believed to be in Syria fighting for the Islamic State.

Iraq’s UN Ambassador said in July that the nuclear material had been stolen from the Mosul University, which led UN Sec-General Ban Ki-moon to warn the substances “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.

“These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts,” said Mohamed Ali Alhakim, the UN’s Ambassador to Iraq.




4 responses to “ISIS claims to have ‘dirty bomb’ from weaponized uranium”

  1. SteveSchulin Avatar

    How do you “weaponize” radioactive material like uranium for use in a dirty bomb? The threat of dirty bomb use does seem imminent enough, but somebody who talks about weaponizing uranium for such use doesn’t sound to me like they know anything about the subject

    1. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
      Maborlz Ez-Hari

      Slight confusion in translation, the term dirty bomb in this part of the world applies to any bomb the extremist can get their hands on. Once an extremists places atleast one finger or any other part of their bodies onto anything even if a whisker of his beard comes into contact with anything it is scientifically regarded from that moment on as a dirty bomb.i hope this explanation satisfies you’re question regarding dirty bombs.

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