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Islamic State fighters are using bras and dresses to disguise themselves as women in a bid to escape from battle, Iraqi forces have claimed
Islamic State fighters are using bras and dresses to disguise themselves as women in a bid to escape from battle, Iraqi forces have claimed

ISIS militants are apparently shaving off their beards and dressing in women’s clothes in an attempt to defect, Iraqi army forces have claimed.

A slew of photographs have surfaced on social media showing men in women’s dress who reportedly were trying to escape from Iraq wearing bras, dresses and make-up, according to theDaily Mail.

Islamic State fighters are shaving off their beards and dressing as women in a bid to escape from battle, Iraqi forces have claimed.

The photographs, posted on Instagram, show authorities appearing to pull back burkas to reveal young boys and even men with moustaches. It is not known when the images were originally taken
The photographs, posted on Instagram, show authorities appearing to pull back burkas to reveal young boys and even men with moustaches. It is not known when the images were originally taken

A series of pictures have emerged showing men who have reportedly been caught trying to escape from northern Iraq wearing dresses, bras and make-up.

The photographs, posted on Instagram, show authorities appearing to pull back burkas to reveal young boys and even men with moustaches

A man is pictured wearing lipstick in one of the images that has emerged showing ISIS fighters dressing as women, as they try to flee from northern Iraq
A man is pictured wearing lipstick in one of the images that has emerged showing ISIS fighters dressing as women, as they try to flee from northern Iraq

In one a scared teenager wearing pink eyeshadow is held by the throat as an official takes a picture. It is not known when the photograph was originally taken.

The account also carries images of dead fighters, the Sunday Mirror reported.

Under Sharia law, which ISIS partially adheres to, women are prevented from fighting.

Jihadists are believed to be terrified of being killed by a female because they think it will stop them getting their 72 virgins in heaven.

The Daily Mail

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