Blown to kingdom come: Incredible footage shows ISIS suicide bomber’s car explode in MID-AIR after vehicle is blasted skywards seconds before driver’s IEDs detonate
- Jihadi tried to launch attack on Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Kirkuk, Iraq
This is the incredible moment a car being driven by an ISIS suicide bomber detonates mid-air seconds after it is blasted skywards by an explosion on the ground.
Video shows the jihadi attempting to launch an attack on Kurdish Peshmerga forces, reportedly near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
But as the car approaches, it hits what appears to be a roadside bomb, catapulting the vehicle at least 100ft into the air.
Just as it begins to fall back down to earth, the car detonates like a firework, either due to the explosives on board or the fuel tank igniting.
What’s left of the car is then seen dropping back down into the massive cloud of smoke that has billowed up from the ground.
Blown sky high: Footage shows a suicide bomber’s car being catapulted into the air after apparently hitting a road-side bomb while trying to launch an attack on Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Kirkuk in northern Iraq
Explodes like a firework: The car erupts in a ball of flames either due to the explosives or fuel tank igniting
The footage is the latest in a string of videos released by Kurdish forces which show ISIS launching bungled attacks in Iraq.
Compilation clips released on YouTube also show militants being killed or injured by back-firing mortars, malfunctioning machine guns and misfiring rockets.
It comes as Iraq’s prime minister said his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can ‘finish’ the Islamic State.
Haider al-Abadi said the ‘marked increase’ in airstrikes, weapons deliveries and training has helped roll back the extremists, but that more is required to eliminate the group once and for all.
‘We want to see more,’ al-Abadi told journalists yesterday as he boarded a flight to Washington where he will meet with Barack Obama as part of his first official visit to the U.S. as prime minister.
‘We can finish Daesh… and we can stop their advance in other countries,’ he added, using the group’s Arabic acronym.
Destroyed: What’s left of the car drops back down into the smoke that has billowed up from the ground
‘We are the only country with armed forces on the ground fighting Daesh. We need all the support of the world.’
The U.S. and its coalition allies have carried out nearly 2,000 strikes in Iraq since its campaign began in August – as well as nearly 1,400 in neighboring Syria.
American officials say the campaign has been somewhat successful, though it is likely to stretch on for years.
In November, Obama authorised the deployment of up to 1,500 more American troops to bolster Iraqi forces, which could more than double the total number of U.S. forces to 3,100.
The Pentagon has made a spending request to Congress of $1.6 billion, focusing on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
This wider angle shot shows the scale of the explosion, reportedly near Kirkuk in northern Iraq on April 12
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