Dramatic footage purports to show an Iraqi soldier deliberately ramming a bulldozer into an ISIS car bomb to save his unit.
The Daily Mail reports,
The video, shot from the driver’s point of view, is said to show the soldier driving through the dusty and rubble strewn streets of Mosul.
He then steers the heavy duty vehicle into the path of the oncoming desert coloured, armour-plated vehicle and pins it against a bomb battered building.
Seconds later, the red hue and deafening sound of the bomb blast fills the screen.
With the window shattered and camera covered in ash it becomes impossible to see the damage done, but the bulldozer continues to trudge along before
An alleged photo of the hero was shared online by Haidar Sumeri, a respected Middle Eastern conflict ‘observer’ who is followed by think-tanks and journalists alike.
‘The Iraqi hero who used his bulldozer to ram and force the detonation of the Da’ish [ISIS] car bomb in Mosul is in good spirits & recovering well,’ he wrote next to a picture of the man whose chest is bandaged up.
ISIS are believed to be planting bombs near their front doors in a desperate bid to stop them leaving Mosul, a federal police commander and witnesses have said
Having liberated the eastern half of the city in January, Iraqi forces are now preparing to make a final push against the jihadists after seven months of fighting.
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