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11:36, 5 JUNE 2015 BY SAM WEBB mirror.co.uk

WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES: The dazed-looking fighter appears to be in a hospital and has bandages around the lethal explosive, which protrudes out the man’s back

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Wounded: This ISIS fighter was hit by a mortar round - and lived

This incredible picture shows an ISIS terrorist who was incredible lucky to escape with his life when he was hit by a MORTAR ROUND that didn’t explode.

The astonishing image, posted on Twitter by an ISIS supporter, shows the explosive embedded in the man’s shoulder.

The dazed-looking fighter appears to be in a hospital and has bandages around the lethal explosive, which protrudes out the man’s back.

The picture is captioned: "Ha ha ha ha, opponents are sloppy.”

It is not clear where and when the picture was taken, but the Twitter user tends to post propaganda relating to the conflict in Iraq.

An explosives expert said the picture seems beyond belief - but is most likely legitimate.

http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5827708.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Rocket.jpgEmbedded: The mortar round pokes out of the man's shoulder

He added: "There are several reasons it might not have initiated, faulty fuse is the highest likelihood.

"These types of fuses have different settings though and if it was set to a direct impact setting it may not have had sufficient impact to initiate the fuse - it hit his body which is relatively soft."

Meanwhile, an air strike by a U.S.-led coalition flattened an entire neighbourhood of a northern Iraqi town controlled by Islamic State militants, killing dozens of people including civilians, witnesses and security sources said.

The strike targeted an Islamic State bomb-making factory in Hawija overnight on Tuesday, triggering a series of secondary explosions that reduced the surrounding area in the industrial district to rubble.

Residents and security sources put the number of people killed at around 70.

Sixty-seven-year-old Hawija resident Hassan Mahmoud al-Jubbouri said he heard planes overhead for around 10 minutes before the initial explosion, which shattered the windows of his house. "I ran with my sons and wife and took cover under the staircase.

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Horrific: The wound caused by the unexploded round


"Three to four powerful explosions followed the first blast and I felt the roof of my house was about to collapse over our heads," he said. Jubbouri ventured out hours later, accompanying a neighbour to the area, which he compared to the site of a nuclear bomb, with flames and smoke still rising.

"The gunmen were shouting and looked very confused," Jubbouri said.

"I helped pull a family of six from the debris. Their bodies were mutilated."

In a statement on Wednesday, the coalition said an air strike targeted a "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device facility" in Hawija between 8 am on June 2 and 8 am the following day.

A senior military source in the coalition said he was not aware of the strike in question, but that every effort was made to ensure no civilians were killed: "Since we started air strikes in August last year in Iraq, I have difficulty thinking of any civilian casualties in Iraq, and for thousands of sorties that is good. One is clearly too many."

The coalition says it has killed 10,000 Islamic State militants across Iraq and Syria since launching air strikes against the group after it overran around one third of Iraq.

UPDATE: This picture initially appeared online in 2011 and was re-posted by an ISIS supporter yesterday.
Topic edited 1 times, last edit by RouTe, 06 June 2015, 9:25  

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