(The Washington Times newspaper) Pentagon officials have confirmed that ISIS terrorists in Iraq are creating vehicles akin to Hollywood director George Miller’s “Mad Max” movies.
More than 60 vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) have been destroyed by U.S. coalition forces as they try to liberate the city for the first time since June 2014. Col. John Dorrian, speaking from Baghdad to reporters in the Pentagon, showed evidence of the deadly custom fabrications on Wednesday.
“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,” Col. Dorrian said, the Washington Examiner first reported. “The coalition has used strikes mostly from the air to destroy these anywhere that they can be found.”