Video: U.S., Iraqi Warplanes Demolish Two Huge ISIS Convoys
The Islamic State tried to move large number sof trucks and fighters around near Fallujah and Ramadi. It didn't work out well.
American and Iraqi warplanes caught two large convoys of Islamic State trucks out in the open this week, and wiped out both on an industrial scale.
In the kind of wartime footage rarely seen in the recent American insurgent wars, U.S. forces took out around 120 ISIS vehicles moving near Ramadi on Wednesday as they drove westward, possibly attempting to reinforce the ISIS forces under attack by the U.S.-backed new Syrian Army around al-Bukamal. The video below was shot by U.S. aircraft as they zeroed in on that convoy. Iraqi aircraft were also involved, and destroyed more vehicles, according to Iraqi military officials. The U.S.
Another, smaller convoy of about 55 ISIS trucks was wiped out by Iraqi Mi-28 attack helicopters using unguided rockets and cannons as the fighters tried to escape Fallujah earlier this week.
There are conflicting reports over exactly how many vehicles and militants were involved in the two strikes, but Iraqi officials have said that as many as 450 fighters were killed and over 700 vehicles destroyed.
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