A combo made from images made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Al-Anbar on May 19, 2015 allegedly shows a weld steel caged truck bomb driving towards it's target in Iraq's Anbar province. AFP PHOTO / HO / WELAYAT AL-ANBAR
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BAGHDAD: They're easy to drive and hard to stop, can be made on a farm and destroy a city block: The monstrous truck bombs deployed by ISIS are reshaping the battlefield.The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way through positions government and allied fighters had managed to hold for more than a year.ISIS fighters have used looted armored personnel carriers, pickups, tankers and dump trucks. During the U.S. military presence in Iraq, jihadis would detonate 18-wheelers stuffed with explosives, but ISIS commanders are taking the use of truck bombs to a new level.After Ramadi fell Washington sent 2,000 AT4 anti-tank weapons to Iraqi forces to neutralize the jihadis' lethal truck bombs.
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