Nail-biting footage has emerged of an Islamic State VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) plunging towards positions held by the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) during the battle for Tal Afar Airbase.
Fortunately for the Iraqi soldiers, the suicidal driver was brought to an explosive halt just meters prior to reaching his designated target, two Iraqi armored Humvees.
— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) November 20, 2016
Following the PMU’s capture of Tal Afar Airbase, the Iraqi Armed Forces have now turned their attention to Tal Afar city, an ISIS bastion in the western part of Nineveh province.
Should the PMU seize control of Tal Afar, their forces will effectively have cut off the Islamic State’s only supply road to Mosul, thus sealing the inevitable fate of the city.
For the latest updates on the battle for Mosul, make sure to check out this article.