ISIS shave and dress as women to flee Syria for fear or Russian bombs
- ISIS fighters are reportedly fleeing Syria in the wake of Russian airstrikes
- In order to escape to Turkey, they are shaving beards and wearing niqabs
- Pictures of ‘mounds of shaved off facial hair’ posted on Twitter
Pictures said to have been taken near Aleppo last week shows mounds of what looks like cut off facial hair, alongside discarded packets of razors.
In order to cross the border to Turkey undetected, ISIS jihadists are said to be shaving and disguising themselves in niqabs – a veil covering all but the eyes worn by some muslim women.
The reports of fleeing Islamic State jihadists comes as at least 40 members of the group were killed in an airstrike in Hama, west-central Syria on Sunday.
The images were shared on Twitter by the Sunday Times journalist Hala Jaber, who credited Leith Abou Fadel, editor-in-Chief of the English-language Arabic news website Al-Masdar News, as the source
Ms Jaber posted the images with the caption: ‘Photo apparently showing left over beards shaved off by rebels running 4m #Syria’
A second set of images was captioned: ‘Jihadi beards, shaved off in Reef #Aleppo, as they flee clean shaven 2 #Turkey’.
The images have been shared by hundreds of Twitter
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