This was a Pakistan-born intelligence officer's idea

Heres how Bollywood music is helping British soldiers fight ISISFile photo
news Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:02

In a unique move, British troops are using Bollywood music as their weapon in the fight against terror group ISIS in Libya.

The Sun reported:

According to Brit fighters, the blaring tunes are “freaking out” the sick extremists. The soldiers are trying to flush out the jihadis from the Libyan town of Sirte. The strange tactic was adopted after a Pakistani-born British intelligence officer told them that the music would annoy the monsters.

"We needed to unnerve militants and at the same time use some sort of passive measure to gauge their force strength in the area we are working and it went well,” the newspaper quotes a source as saying.

A report in The Mirror adds that a psychological operations unit intercepted the insurgent’s communications and blasted them with Bollywood chart music.

It also added that two cars were left near checkpoints on the edge of Sirte at night. The unit blasted Bollywood music at dawn by remote control through two huge speakers in the vehicles.

The Daily Mail reported:

Sirte was the home town of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi and after seizing it in June last year, ISS has turned it into a recruitment and training camp. Western governments fear the jihadists could use Sirte's port and airport as a springboard for attacks in Europe.