first published on May 10, 2017 by Will
A massive explosion and the resulting blast shockwave is captured from four different angles by Peshmerga fighters in Iraq in late 2016. While conducting offensive mounted operations, the Kurdish counter terror unit is charged by an Islamic State suicide borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED). The unit is fortunate enough to have a Humvee-mounted anti tank guided missile (ATGM) with which they land a solid hit. Seconds after the car bomb is struck, it erupts into a massive fireball, neutralizing the enemy threat.