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254kg ISIS fighter arrested, loaded onto pick-up truck

By Mirror | January 17th 2020 at 08:23:50 GMT +0300

Abu Abdul Bari. Inset: Bari was photographed being taken away on the back of a truck. [Courtesy]

A 40-stone (254kgs) ISIS fighter dubbed the terror cult's "Jabba the Hutt" has been arrested in Iraq and was so heavy he had to be transported on the back of a pick-up truck.

Shifa al-Nima, also known as Abu Abdul Bari had to be heaved up onto a flatbed truck following his arrest in Mosul, Iraq by security forces.

He is accused of being an ISIS member who issued fatwas which led to the executions of scholars and clerics, police have said.

Al-Nima is also allegedly responsible for the bombing of a mosque.

Photos of the ISIS fighter being shipped away in the truck have been widely circulated online, with many taking the time to enjoy the moment.

Macer Gifford, who fought in Raqqa with the Syriac Military Council, said: "I'm delighted to say that the Islamic State's very own Jabba the Hut has been captured in Mosul.

"Responsible for the execution of men, women and children. This animal raped and murdered."

The soldier's gleeful announcement prompted others to join the post-arrest pile on.

One person wrote: "You won't have to hang him. Just make him walk up a flight of stairs and he will pop!"

Another added: "How the hell was he hiding. Couldn’t miss him....."

Maajid Nawaz, chairman of the anti-extremism think tank Quilliam, offered a more considered but similarly scorching reponse.

"Most religious justifications provided to ISIS for enslaving, raping, torturing, ethnic cleansing and massacring Iraqis, Syrians and others are from this paltry beast who can’t even stand on his own two legs," he wrote.

"It is good that Syrians, Iraqis and others witness the debasement of this scum.

"That he is this obese, this immobile and this humiliated is yet another blow to ISIS imbeciles who thought God was with them.

"Do not underestimate the psychological blow the image of this obese monster being arrested is to ISIS.

"Gluttony is frowned upon by jihadists. But also, ISIS branded themselves as fighters possessing rare courage and discipline... meanwhile this walrus was their top religious cleric."

Since large parts of Syria and Iraq have been taken out of ISIS control by allied opposition forces, many of its leaders have gone into hiding.


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