first published on October 7, 2016 by Josh
They say that close only applies to horseshoes and hand grenades. I think they forgot to add artillery to that list, because this precision artillery strike was only close, but it still more than finished the job.
At first glance, this might look like an IED attack, or some other explosive. Russian media however reports that their artillery advisers have been teaching the Syrian Arab Army some advanced techniques that allowed this strike to happen.
Upon closer inspection, it does appear that this was a near direct hit from an artillery round. Most other explosions would have happened directly on the vehicle, not two car lengths behind it.