It is a well-known fact that Islamic State fighters get pleasure from employing hardy Toyota pickups in their pursuit of cleansing the Middle East of people even slightly diverse from themselves, but they’ll need to have to restock right after last week.
Current Allied military advances, like a enormous, weeks-extended push that liberated the Iraqi city of Fallujah, have ISIS on the run, and the U.S. Air Force’s greatest aerial hardware just caught a massive quantity of their vehicles generating a break for it.
The benefits, as Defense Department video of the strike shows, wasn’t pretty — for the insurgents or their trucks.
According to Military Occasions, the unusually big convoy was spotted moving east from Ramadi on June 29. Soon after Fallujah fell on June 26, it’s believed that the convoy was going to assist reinforce the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal, also beneath Allied attack.
With the ISIS force exposed and vulnerable, the U.S. swiftly known as in a extremely diverse selection of aerial weaponry. They incorporated F-15Es, A-10s, B-52s, and some MG-1 Predator drones. Primarily, 60 years worth of aircraft kept around simply because they’re so very good at blowing items into a lot smaller pieces.
The resulting airstrikes bookended the convoy with bombs, although an A-10 can be seen dealing with the rest with its 30-millimeter Gatling-sort autocannon. The insurgents reportedly abandoned their cars and ran. A strike 1 day earlier took out a 55-automobile ISIS convoy (video below), meaning there’s a severe shortage of Toyota energy in the insurgents’ hands.