ISIS jihadis are digging up the lethal explosives across Egypt, which is believed to contain more than 20 per cent of the world’s landmines.
The mines were planted between 1940 and 1943 by Adolf Hitler’s crack force known as the Afrikan Korps, who were locked in battle with the British Eighth Army during the bloody skirmish of El Alamein.
The struggle for control of North Africa saw German troops boobytrap around 15,500 square miles of land with mines.
Roughly 23 million of the explosives are still believed to be buried in the desert.
And now ISIS and other jihadi groups have started digging for this massive cache of explosives.