CHILLING footage of ISIS bomb-makers painstakingly creating powerful suicide vests has been released on social media.
Photos of the factory, said to be close to Baghdad in Iraq, show masked bomb-makers assembling devices designed to kill or horribly maim as the doomed death-cult plots a last ditch murder campaign.
Wearing latex gloves, the ISIS jihadis are seen laying out plastic explosive and shrapnel, binding it up and stuffing it into a camouflage vest.
Another shot shows a room with several finished bombs.
And yet another picture shows a fighter fitted with the deadly cargo and with that appears to be two triggers on the vest.
Last week it was revealed the terror group is on the run across the Middle East, according to the US led-coalition.
Col Ryan Dillon said: “ISIS is losing on all fronts, and they are losing their grip on their few remaining strongholds in both Iraq and Syria.”
The coalition and its partners on the ground – the Iraqi security forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces – remain committed to defeating the enemy, he said.
“But make no mistake,” Col Dillon added, “we fully expect fierce fighting in the days ahead.
“And while these terrorists remain a dangerous and desperate enemy, our ISF and SDF partners have proven they are up to the task.”
Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the fight, Dillon said.
“Our Iraqi partners have fought a long, bloody war and have sacrificed a great deal to liberate their people and clear terrorists from cities and villages,” he told reporters.
More than 26,000 square miles in Iraq have been cleared and more than four million people are now free from ISIS control, the colonel said.
“ISIS is on the run, and we must remain focused on delivering a decisive defeat in their few remaining holdouts in Iraq,” he added.