As the Battle for Mosul ongoing, it becoming clear that it will be a long and bloody battle. Newest video compilation released by pro-ISIS media outlets shows a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) ramming, and then detonating, on an Iraqi Army M1 Abrams tank. The effectiveness of the blast cannot be determined from the video. The incredible footage was apparently filmed by a GoPro-style camera mounted on a drone.

The video shows various explosions and attacks on apparently military vehicles (tanks, APCs, MRAPS) in Mosul suburbsĀ I assume where Iraqi and Peshmerga forces are designated as targets.

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