The Iraqi Shia militia forces have published footage showing a tank trying to stop an explosive-laden terrorist combat vehicle. The video, captured by a drone, shows militia fighters first trying to stop the terrorist vehicle with gunfire and then a tank tries to point its gun at the target.
In the next moment, the vehicle comes closer to the position of militia forces and explodes. The blast debris hit the tank and a combat infantry vehicle and nearly hit a military officer who was watching the scene unfold.
Combat experience in Iraq and Syria proves that combat vehicles and weapons handcrafted by terrorists can be a very dangerous instrument. Terrorist combat vehicles, dubbed “jihadimobiles,” are built with the purpose of killing as many people as possible and causing maximum damage in an attack. In fact, it is a car bomb, lorry bomb, or truck bomb, also known as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), an improvised explosive device placed inside a car or other vehicle and detonated.
A “jihadimobile” can be built on the chassis of both a civilian or military vehicle. It is usually built based on old combat infantry vehicles, trucks and passenger cars and covered with armor plates. It can also have bulletproof tires, a bulldozer bucket, a machine-gun turret, etc.