Middle East WATCH: Iraqi army confiscates an IS remote-guided car bomb

WATCH: Iraqi army confiscates an IS remote-guided car bomb
An Islamic State (IS) remote-guided car bomb confiscated by the Iraqi army in Mosul, Nov. 28, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Iraqi security forces on Monday confiscated an Islamic State (IS) remote car bomb in the al-Khadhra neighborhood, eastern Mosul city.

The Iraqi army seized a remote-controlled vehicle attached with explosives that IS extremists planned to use in an attack against the security forces in the al-Khadhra neighborhood.

 

Brigadier-General Esmat, a Kurdish commander in the Iraqi Special Forces, told a Kurdistan24 reporter IS extremists had been using different tactics to stop the advancement of the Iraqi forces in Mosul.

He mentioned the remote-guided car bomb was one of several strategies the insurgents used.

“Nearly 20 kilograms of TNT can be attached to the remote-guided car,” the Commander said.

Regarding the recent progress of the Iraqi security units, Esmat explained that “the advancement of our forces is ongoing, as the al-Khadhra apartments are now under full control of the Iraqi army.”

[Video in Kurdish]

 

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany

(Hoshmand Sadiq contributed to this report from inside Mosul)

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