first published on January 28, 2017 by Will
Islamic State forces attempt, and horribly fail, at a mounted assault on a Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militia check point west of Mosul. Multiple Da’esh vehicles can be seen rolling up to the perimeter and dismounting troops as thermal cameras observe and record the event.
The pro Iraqi militia men are ready and waiting. Although they fail in getting the visible heavy machine gun into the fight, they are still able to repel the attack. Most ISIS fighters are killed on the spot, while the rest are picked off one at a time as they attempt to retreat back into the desert.