- The picture of the dwarf jihadist has been found on a militant’s phone
- Dwarf picture emerged alongside pictures of Australian suicide bomber
- Melbourne Jake Bilardi turned jihadist posed with his fellow ISIS recruits
- The photo was apparently found on a phone seized from a militant in Iraq
- 18-year-old Bilardi blew himself up in a failed suicide bomb attack
A picture of a dwarf jihadist holding a machine gun that’s the same size as him has emerged on the same militant’s mobile that contained pictures of teenage Melbourne suicide bomber Jake Bilardi.
The dwarf extremist, whose identity is unknown, is pictured pointing his hands and a rifle upwards in front of the black and white Black Standard flag made infamous by Islamic State terrorists.
The picture has since been turned into several memes and shared on social media to mock the extremists.
The picture surfaced on an Iraqi security Twitter account last week and is from a photo set taken from a phone seized from an Islamic State militant in west Ramadi in central Iraq.
One meme has text added to the image saying: ‘GAME OF THRONES – SEASON 6 – LEAKED PHOTO’.
The creator of the meme is referring to the book and television fictional character Tyrion Lannister.
Earlier in the year photos of a three-foot-tall jihadi, enlisted with the Al Qaeda-linked group Jabhat Al-Nusra which is fighting the Assad regime and the Islamic State surfaced.
The images of him were shared on Twitter by Leith Abou Fadel, editor-in-Chief of the English-language Arabic news website Al-Masdar News, but have not been independently verified by MailOnline.
The jihadi earned the nickname ‘Al-Chihuahua’ and had been mocked online, with Mr Fadel joking he was a former Oompa Loompa actor from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Bilardi, 18, fled to the Middle East last year from his Melbourne home and blew himself up in a suicide bomb attack in Ramadi in central Iraq earlier this year.
In the recent photos published online, Balardi stands alongside a group of six terrorists brandishing heavy weapons as they pose for the camera.
It is unknown when the photos were taken or when the phone was seized.
The fresh photos come after Bilardi appeared in a photo on Twitter last December holding an assault rifle in front of the Black Standard flag IS use as he sat flanked by two armed extremists.
Bilardi was also known as Abu Abdullah al-Australi and was a recent high school graduate.
Just days after it emerged he was in the Middle East, Bilardi is said to have blown himself up in Ramadi, Iraq, around 110 kilometres west of Baghdad.
His heartbroken father John Bilardi told 60 Minutes it was clear his son suffered from psychological problems from an early age, but that they were never properly addressed.
source : Mail Online