IRAQ TERRORISTS' SICK PROPAGANDA BID TO RECRUIT BRITISH MUSLIMS: THE DVD FROM HELL; EXCLUSIVE [macron]Dug-Up Bodies of Allies Paraded for the Cameras [macron]Chinook Downed on Film by Shoulder- Launched Missile Terror Chiefs Aim to Raise Cash from Mosques in the UK

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IRAQ TERRORISTS' SICK PROPAGANDA BID TO RECRUIT BRITISH MUSLIMS: THE DVD FROM HELL; EXCLUSIVE [macron]Dug-Up Bodies of Allies Paraded for the Cameras [macron]Chinook Downed on Film by Shoulder- Launched Missile Terror Chiefs Aim to Raise Cash from Mosques in the UK


Byline: By ANDY GARDNER and GRAHAM JOHNSON

THIS is the sickening footage of hate that Iraqi terrorists are using to raise funds in Britain.

The horrific DVD film shows a grisly catalogue of attacks on Allied forces by the so-called Islamic Army in Iraq.

One scene shows the rotting remains of what the terrorist claim are American soldiers - including a woman whose "skull" is paraded on a metal pole.

Another depicts a roadside ambush that left four American security personnel dead.

Other scenes show the destruction of US armoured vehicles, a Chinook helicopter being shot down and missile attacks on American bases.

Last night a leading security expert said the pictures almost certainly came from genuine footage.

Charles Heyman, senior analyst for Jane's Defence Weekly, said: "The insurgents know the power of pictures.

"This is all about letting their supporters and sympathisers know they can hit the Allies. In effect, it is a marketing tool and the aim is to make supporters in Britain put their hand in their pocket. The insurgents know they are unlikely to get active fighters - but they will get financial support."

British forces have also been the subject of terrorist propaganda filming.

On January 30, the shooting down of an RAF Hercules aircraft carrying special forces troops was filmed - and broadcast around the globe.

Ten servicemen died in the incident near the town of al-Taji, 25 miles north-west of Baghdad. The film showed the attack taking place with the launching of surface-to-air missiles. Other clips showed the smouldering wreckage.

The new DVD is being smuggled into Britain to encourage extremists to donate more cash. It is aimed at al-Qaeda sympathisers and hardline Islamic students who attend radical mosques.

The footage includes scenes from recent months - but some footage is two years old.

Other scenes show day-to-day attacks on US troops and their allies.

In one, a night-time assault by dozens of terrorists is shown. Tracer and rocket propelled grenades can be seen hitting the vehicles. …

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