The Iraqi Security Media Cell has released footage showing the aftermath of the June 3 airstrike on the western province of al-Anbar which destroyed what was described as a “mobile ammunition depot” of ISIS.
The so-called mobile ammunition depot, a truck, was destroyed as a result of the airstrike that was carried out by an F-16 fighter jet of the Iraqi Air Force. Three terrorists who were aboard the truck were killed on the spot.
The new footage reveals that a fourth terrorist survived the airstrike. The terrorist pretended to be dead. However, after being approached by a force from the Iraqi military, he stood up and opened fire from a sniper rifle. The terrorist was quickly gunned down by Iraqi soldiers.
According to the Security Media Cell, loads of weapons and ammunition were found in the truck, including:
- One PK-type machine gun;
- Two AK-47-type assault rifles;
- One M16 assault rifle;
- An unidentified 40 mm grenade launcher;
- Ten unidentified hand grenades;
- 15 unidentified anti-personnel and anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades;
- Two explosive belts.
The Iraqi military also found communication equipment, a first aid kit, a camera, a small container of poison and sums of money, including Syrian notes which means the cells may have been active in Syria before.
The terrorists were likely on a mission to deliver weapons, ammunition and other supplies to ISIS cells in different parts of al-Anbar.
In the last few days, the IQAF dealt several blows to ISIS cells in northern and western Iraq. Despite this, the terrorist group is still fairly active in these regions.
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