- - Thursday, November 17, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Islamic State has developed Mad Max style armored vehicles to attack Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in the fight for Mosul. The tactic has been successful as the vehicles are heavily armored and difficult for ground forces to destroy before a suicide bomber gets close enough to strike.

“It’s reminiscent of a Mad Max vehicle, with armored plating in the front to protect the driver until he can detonate the explosives he’s carrying on board,” said Air Force Col. John Dorrian said in a Pentagon briefing on Wednesday, according to The Washington Examiner.

More than 60 of the vehicles, or Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED,) fortified with armored plating and bullet proof glass, have been destroyed by airstrikes. U.S. airstrikes took out three VBIEDs on Wednesdayalone


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