The Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are known for their ferocity. They’re also known for employing a terrifying type of human weapon, the female Peshmerga brigades. They’re terrifying to ISIS fighters because the terrorists believe if they’re killed by a woman, they’ll go straight to hell.
Recently, ISIS has adapted its Toyota Hilux vehicles and converted them to suicide trucks, heavily plated with steel to be impenetrable to enemy fire. The modified death machines, according to one source, look like something out of the Mad Max movies.
In recently released battle footage, originally broadcast by France 24 TV, one of those deadly trucks can be seen going at a high rate of speed toward the Peshmerga front lines in the Syrian desert. The iron-clad killing machine is met with small arms and heavy machine gun fire, but nothing seemed able to stop the driver from completing his suicide mission. The soldiers unloaded with M-16s, RPKs, and AK-47s, but nothing slowed the truck.
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Then the truck is hit with what looks to be a missile and destroyed, turning the killer and his vehicle into nothing more than a rolling fireball. Peshmerga fighters in the video are seen celebrating that their comrades were just saved from a deadly threat.
One Peshmerga fighter claims to have taken out the truck with a rocket-propelled grenade. But what really destroyed the suicide truck bomb was a missile fired from a Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon. The SMAW is a wire-guided missile used to take out tanks, heavy equipment and other targets of interest.The coalition reportedly provided the SMAW for use against ISIS.
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