ISIS’ expansion of its suicide bombing network has crossed boundaries into the animal kingdom as over 600 dogs have been identified as suicide bombers.
The news comes after ISIS waged a war on cats that sent many ISIS soldiers traveling door to door to confiscate and execute felines in the communities under their control. Now, it has been discovered that ISIS has recruited more than 600 dogs and used them in place of humans as suicide bombers. The news has many animal activists in a fury over the decimation of the innocent dogs. However, to the individuals that are living within Mosul, the use of dogs has them frightened at the possibility of other creative methods that ISIS might implement to attack.
Fahmi Abbas states that ISIS operatives are strapping suicide vests to the dogs and letting them loose within Mosul and other target locations. ISIS then monitors the dogs’ whereabouts to verify their locations. When the suicide bomber dogs are in place, ISIS operatives then remote detonate the bombs, killing the dog and everyone around them, according to Metro.
“ISIS terrorists have equipped 600 dogs with bombs and want to send them among Iraqi Army forces and explode them by remote control.”
For animal lovers, the incident results in a horrific end to an innocent dog’s life. For ISIS, using dogs as suicide bombers allows them to retain their human soldiers to use on greater attacks throughout the region and the world.
ISIS are attaching bombs to more than 600 dogs and then setting them off by remote control. https://t.co/kgnL4otEhc
— Tanveer Mann (@tanny_mann) November 6, 2016
Increased attacks on the Iraqi Army near the edge of Mosul is ISIS’ method of putting pressure on the region, in hopes the Iraqi Army will retreat.
In the past 19 days, various regions of Mosul have been targets of over 100 suicide bomber attacks. It is unknown how many of those were human or canine.
The Iraqi army is aware of the use of suicide bomber dogs to carry out the ISIS initiative and is on the lookout for anything unusual among the stray dogs within Mosul.
Mr. Abbas has concerns that while the focus shifts toward the suicide bomber dogs, as well as their human counterparts, other animals may also be used in surprise attacks.
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Abu Usama Al-Irlandi, also known as Khalid Kelly, recently died in a suicide bomber attempt in Mosul. According to the Irish Independent, he has been a supporter of ISIS’ methods of taking control over Iraq and Mosul. He was most vocal about his support of the attack on 9/11 and spoke out on multiple television shows attempting to drum up support and sympathy for the attackers of 9/11 and those behind them.
“It’s very easy to speak about these people in a bad way but you have a look at the oppression they suffered over years and years.”
Losing instrumental figures, such as Abu Usama Al-Irlandi, may have been a pivotal moment in replacing suicide bombers with dogs and other animals in the war of terror.
It has not been revealed where ISIS is obtaining their suicide bomber dogs. Whether breeding the dogs for war, snatching strays from the streets, or confiscating family pets, the dogs are innocent victims in the battle.
In recent suicide bombing attempts, many of the human bombers have been thwarted by heat seeking missiles prior to carrying out their plans within populated areas. The implementation of suicide bomber dogs in the attacks has allowed the element of surprise to surface once again in the war of terror.
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