first published on May 4, 2017 by Josh
Iraqi troops, working hand in hand with members of the PMU Liwa’a Ali al Akhbar, are desperately trying to stop an advancing ISIS suicide vehicle. As the vehicle approaches, the rates of fire increase at the same rate of the troops desperation to stop it. In the final seconds before the vehicle would impact the group, a lone RPG gunner exposes himself and makes a clutch shot.
The RPG round impacts square with the SVBIED, and causes the explosives inside to sympathetically detonate with the gunner standing well within range of any fragmentation. In a stroke of luck he is not killed, or even injured by any of the flying metal, and can be seen celebrating his shot shortly after.