London: In a claim that is being firmly rejected by the Iraqi military, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( isis.html”>ISIS) stated that a British suicide bomber has killed more than two dozen Iraqi army troops in an attack on Monday.
According to the Guardian, a man named Abu Musa al-Britani rammed his vehicle into a gathering of Iraqi army troops and vehicles near al-Asad air base in the province of Anbar, killing 30 soldiers, the group claimed on social media.
However, the Iraqi military flatly denied the report, saying that the attacker had been the only victim of the explosion.
Isis has featured British foreign fighters in its propaganda, including Mohammed Emwazi, who appeared in execution videos that documented the killing of several western journalists and aid workers. He was later killed in a drone strike.
Last September, Prime Minister David Cameron said that UK had carried out drone strikes that killed two other Britons fighting for Islamic State. (ANI)