SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- ISIL terrorist group using bombs containing live SCORPIONS in effort to spread panic, in tactic used 2,000 years ago against Romans
Militants fighting for the ISIL in Iraq have unveiled their latest terror tactic – bombs containing hundreds of live scorpions designed to spread fear among their enemies.
Canisters packed with poisonous varieties of scorpion are being blasted into towns and villages, which explode on impact – scattering the scorpions and causing panic among the innocent local population.
Although scorpion bombs sound like something out of a modern horror movie, the tactic is actually thousands of years old and was first used by Iraqis fighting against the Roman Empire.
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, ex-head of chemical and biological weapons for the Army and Nato, told media that ISIL had improvised devices to launch the poisonous creatures in 2ft bombs.
He said: ‘Scorpions are robust – even if they are launched a couple of miles, when the canister breaks thousands are flung out and start crawling all around.
‘Some scorpions are very poisonous but the main thing is creating fear.’