Iraqi Forces Find, Disarm Dolls ISIS Booby-Trapped With Explosives (Photos)

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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On Nov. 20, dolls ISIS booby-trapped with explosives were found and disabled by Iraqi forces.

According to Kuwait News, a total of 18 dolls were uncovered by Iraqi forces in Husseiniya, a suburb of northeast Baghdad, Iraq, RT reported.

It is believed that the intended victims were Shia Muslims who will soon depart on their Arbaeen pilgrimage. The dolls were to be scattered along the road between Baghdad and Karbala, a path the Shia Muslims follow each year.

In 2014, 17.5 million Shiite Muslims made the pilgrimage, RT reported. 

Photos of the dolls were posted to Twitter by Conflict News and NedoUkrainka.

Northern and Western Iraq are in a constant state of violence as ISIS tries to take over more territory. On Nov. 13, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the funeral of a pro-government Shiite Muslim fighter in Baghdad, Reuters reported. At least 18 people were killed and 41 wounded.

The Baghdad suicide bombing took place the same day as the Paris, France, terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of at least 129 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for both attacks.

Sources: RTReuters / Photo credit: Conflict News/TwitterNedoUkrainka/Twitter