Islamic State fighters caught fleeing battlefield dressed as women

Series of pictures emerge, show men wearing dresses and make-up in a bid to leave behind their lives as IS fighters


Web Desk March 16, 2015
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IRAQ: In an attempt to flee northern Iraq, Islamic State (IS) fighters have shaved their beards and dressed like women, Iraqi forces claimed. 

A series of pictures have emerged, showing men wearing dresses and make-up in a bid to leave behind their lives as IS fighters.

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The photographs first emerged on Instagram and showed authorities pulling back the veils and burkas worn by young boys and men with mustaches.

 


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Captions in Arabic accompanying the pictures indicated that the pictures were taken in northern Iraq's Baiji area. Iraqi forces have fought a non-stop battle of attrition around an oil refinery supported by American air strikes.

 


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Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al Obedi said the battle to recapture the key city of Tirkit could be a decisive turning point in the war.

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IS militants are defending the area with roadside bombs and frequent suicide attacks however, over 20,000 Iraqi troops continue to make gains.

 


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If they are successful in taking Tikrit, it will put them in a good position for the looming battle over Mosul according to sources.

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