A three-foot tall jihadi dwarf has caused a bit of a stir online after he apparently joined the terror war in Syria.
It sounds like a deleted scene from Austin Powers, but this looks totally legit – this little soldier is barely taller than his Kalashnikov assault rifle and has already earned the nickname ‘Al-Chihuahua’.
The mini-me jihadi is understood to have enlisted with the Al Qaeda-linked group Jabhat Al-Nusra which is fighting the Assad regime and the Islamic State (ISIS).
Abu Ahmad Al-Chihuahua pic.twitter.com/gNNR66KHcY
— Leith Abou Fadel (@leithfadel) September 28, 2015Advertisement
Pictures of the tiny rebel posing in sunglasses and camouflage gear appeared online after they were shared on Twitter by Leith Abou Fadel, editor-in-Chief of the English-language Arabic news website Al-Masdar News, who nicknamed him ‘Abu Ahmad Al-Chihuahua’.
Speaking to the Mail Online, Fadel said:
A friend shared his picture and I picked up on it. I tried to find out more about him, but the information was limited. All we know is that he is a member of the Syrian Al Qaeda group Jabhat Al-Nusra.Advertisement
The images haven’t been verified so this could all be one big hoax but, either way, I think we can all agree that we want to find out more about this guy and any potential ties he has to Willy Wonka…