A report out of Mosul shows that authorities caught a man dressed as a damsel in distress – an ISIS fighter trying to flee Mosul as government forces recapture the city.
The man was caught by authorities when they noticed that he had forgotten to shave off his facial hair… despite taking the time to put on makeup, and find elaborate women’s clothing.
The photo of him was released by the Iraqi army, showing him with an extreme amount of powder and lipstick. However, the bushy eyebrows and mustache really were a dead giveaway for authorities.
The Daily Mail reports:
In photos released by the Iraqi army after his capture, the man can be seen to have slathered on powder, eyeshadow and lipstick, even adding some beauty spots.
But the large moustache and beard as well as full eyebrows, rather give the game away.
Other photos released by the army show the men in padded bras as they try to slip through the net and out of the city.
Mosul’s Old City, which once stood as a neighborhood of densely built alleyways and homes on winding lanes, has been reduced to rubble by a months-long war to root out the Islamic State.
Apparently this militant was not the only one with this idea. This collage surfaced on Daily Mail as a combination of photos released by the Iraqi army and other sources, and militants begin to flee.
Residents are being urged to turn in any fleeing ISIS militants.