Islamic State (ISIS) tough guys caught wearing women’s clothing trying to escape (WARNING: Graphic Images)

Islamic State fighters are shaving off their beards and dressing as women in a bid to escape from battle, Iraqi forces have claimed. (Just another reason to ban all Islamic clothing in every Western country)

Daily Star  The desperate jihadi dressed in drag as he tried to flee the liberated Iraqi city of Mosul. He had slapped on lipstick, plucked his eyebrows and painted his eyelids in vibrant eyeshadow.

But he only trimmed his beard – keeping a moustache and goatee. Liberating troops rumbled him, and slapped him in handcuffs before snapping his mugshot.

Hordes of Isis fighters are desperate to dodge capture after the city was freed from the brutal terror group. They have been resorting to all kinds of tricks to slide past the authorities and many have taken to dressing-up as women to elude detection.

One painted his face with thick make-up and wore a padded bra to give himself feminine curves. But his thick carpet of chest hair was clearly visible through his vest.

Another was scooped up wearing a striking red velvet ladies’ suit. His beard had tipped-off the troops who arrested him.

And three young warlords were snared trying to pass themselves off as a family group. They caught the attention of Iraqi troops because the “mother” of the family was wearing an eye-catching electric blue outfit.

A series of pictures have emerged showing men who have reportedly been caught trying to escape from northern Iraq wearing dresses, bras and make-up.

The photographs, posted on Instagram, show authorities appearing to pull back burkas to reveal young boys and even men with moustaches.