DISTURBING new footage has appeared online of a tiny dog wearing a form of suicide-vest in Iraq.
The authenticity of the video is currently unclear but it appears to show Islamic State jihadis, known for their improvisations on the battlefield, have wrapped the tiny animal’s torso with explosives before sending it across the front line. The horrifying video was apparently uploaded online by fighters with the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Units.
The PMU, or Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi, is a group of militia, brought together and state-sponsored to battle with jihadis in Iraq.
In 2014 the group was incorporated into the country’s armed forces to help fight on the battlefield as major cities were overtaken by terrorists.
Three PMU fighters crouch over the small animal in the video, one resting a knife on the ground as they speak to the camera about the find.
They tell the camera the dog is strapped to four bottles, likely filled with shrapnel.
According to the men, if detonated it could kill three of four people.
Islamic State has reportedly strapped homemade suicide belts to dogs.
The trio claimed the dog was sent around the corner to where they were positioned. PMU members said the dog was fitted with explosives which are remotely detonated. Express.co.uk is working on verifying the claims in the footage.
A tiny dog wears suicide belt with wires hanging from its back which can be ‘remotely detonated’.
“ISIS has just sent an innocent animal with explosives wrapped around it to our position to try and blow our troops up. We have disarmed the explosives and taken them off” the group said.
The animal is being sent to the Baghdad Zoo for a nice break from the war zone and well away from ISIS fighters trying to blow animals up for their sick war.
“What was this animal’s crime? Even animals, ISIS booby traps them and send them out against us.
“They have no morals, they will never defeat us those dirty ISIS fighters.”