A collection of combat vehicles fashioned by ISIS from ordinary cars has been seized by Iraqi police and put on exhibit, before they are finally destroyed. Iraqi police have seized combat vehicles used by Daesh (Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL) terrorists during their occupation of Mosul, which was finally liberated from the terrorist group earlier this month.
The police have created an exhibition of the vehicles, which observers said appear reminiscent of automobiles from the movie Mad Max.
“The heroes of the Rapid Reaction Unit and the federal police seized this vehicle during night raids,” Bassam police captain Hillo Kadim said, RIA Novosti reported.
After the exhibition is finished, police said that the vehicles will be destroyed. All in all, 23 vehicles are being exhibited, most of which are ordinary cars which the militants attempted to convert into armored vehicles.
Some of the vehicles had been painted blue, the color of Iraqi police vehicles, in an attempt to fool reconnaissance aircraft into thinking that they were indeed police vehicles. One of the vehicles boasts a tank turret and mounted machine gun, hidden in the back of a large truck.
On Friday, witnesses told that clashes between Iraqi military and members of the terrorist group Daesh had resumed in the western part of Mosul.
“Army helicopters carried out a series of attacks against targets in the Old City,” one witness said, noting that militia vehicles “continued to arrive” in the historical center of Mosul throughout Friday.
On Monday, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Iraqi security forces had finally liberated Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, after months of fighting against the Islamic State. The city was seized by the ISIS three years ago.
On Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of the US-led anti-IS coalition, said that the cleanup of Mosul from the militants would take several more weeks.