ISIS militant captured after trying to ‘cross border’ while posing as woman in a BURKA

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           The shamed militant was paraded in front of government forces near Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, 200 miles north-east of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast.

An image posted on Twitter by terrorism monitoring group MEMRI showed the man dressed head-to-toe in black with Egyptian soldiers smiling for the photo.

The tweet read: “Egyptian soldiers posing with alleged #ISIS operative dressed as a woman, captured in Al-Arish. #Sinai”

The Egyptian jihadist was reportedly attempting to defect from ISIS-affiliates in Sinai by using the disguise.

ISIS have used burkas in the past to sneak undetected across international borders.

In October it was reported that extremists were shaving their beards and dressing as women to flee Syrian towns after Russia began its bombing campaign.

Fighters were said to be crossing the border into Turkey hidden in niqabs – a veil covering all but the eyes – and piles of facial hair were found discarded on the ground.

In Saudi Arabia, an ISIS-affiliated terrorist donned the black garb before carrying out a suicide bombing on unsuspecting Mosque-goers on their way to Friday prayers.

The attack, last May, left four dead after the depraved fanatic detonated a bomb hidden inside his car.

ISIS insists women living under its barbaric rule wear the traditional clothing or face harsh punishments.

Brand names are forbidden in the so-called ‘caliphate’, as are designs that will attract male attention.

Ironically, ‘masculine garments’ are also outlawed in the ISIS dress code, despite the male jihadists apparently using female clothing with impunity.

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But the unusual outfits are not just used by Islamist terrorists waging jihad in the Middle East and North Africa.

Earlier this year SAS commandos used the traditional Islamic dress to carry out a daring raid on ISIS headquarters in Syria.

An eight-man elite unit eliminated a number of jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening fire on the stunned militants in their stronghold of Raqqa.

The group posed as the wives of ISIS chiefs by covering themselves from head-to-toe in the black robes, managing to blag their way through to the group’s headquarters.

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