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Footage shows ISIS fighters accidentally blowing themselves up

In one video seen online, a fighter firing a mortar dies after the weapon explodes because he reloaded it too quickly

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Recent footage emerging online shows bungling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters accidentally blowing themselves up in combat.

In one online video, a fighter firing a mortar dies after the weapon explodes because he reloaded it too quickly.

In another, a militant detonates a bomb during a group picture with other militants. Another shows a fighter firing a Kalashnikov assault rifle, only to see it disintegrate in his hands.

Since the release of the gruesome video last week showing the burning to death of captured Jordanian fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by militants, the online clips have become popular.

Some have been edited into compilations in the style of a U.S. home movie clip show – with game-show music as a soundtrack.
“These amateurs would find a way to nuke their own soldiers if given the chance,” wrote on YouTube user.