A large number of Islamic State fighters who feared being caught, arrested or killed have tried to elude investigators by posing as refugees. The dummies thought it wise to dress as women so they could blend in with the large number of asylum seekers.
Image: Two Islamic State fighters holding up their flag.
However, it didn’t work. The terrorists were swiftly arrested by a team of eagle-eyed Iraqi police.
“A total of six men wearing dresses and makeup were exposed,” a security source told Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency on Monday.
“The terrorists wore women’s clothing specifically because they were trying to escape Fallujah as Iraqi soldiers closed in,” the source added. Iraq declared it won back control of the city from ISIS on Friday.
Reports from FoxNews say Fars described the cross-dressing terrorists as “beautiful” and added that “it’s unclear when the arrest took place”.
ISIS fighters “have completely lost their morale and they have disguised in order not to be identified by the Iraqi security forces,” Jabar al-Mamouri a commander of volunteer forces, told local media.
“More than 80,000 non-terrorist civilians have escaped Fallujah amid the intense fighting over the past month,” the United Nations reported.
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, represents the only remaining urban stronghold for ISIS fighters in that country.