Video shows huge explosion triggered by a RAF Typhoon strike on Isis truck bomb

Ministry of Defence release footage of an Isis armoured vehicle converted into a massive truck bomb destroyed by a pair of Typhoon Jets near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

Ryan Ramgobin
Tuesday 16 February 2016 19:13
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Ministry of Defence: Strike against Daesh

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released footage of an attack conducted by RAF Typhoon jets on an armoured vehicle that had been converted into a massive truck bomb in northern Iraq.

The air raid took place near the city of Kirkuk; one of several Isis targets in Iraq.

Last week, the MoD released cockpit footage of the moment a RAF Tornado shot Brimstone missiles through the windows of an Isis building in Ramadi, central Iraq.

The video can be watched below.

Brimstone missile strikes Isis building

There have been numerous strikes in Iraq in February, mostly around Ramadi, as Iraqi forces seek to re-gain ground lost to Isis since its rapid advance in 2014.

Other air strikes have targeted countryside around Fallujah, where the group also operates, and Habbaniyah.

Targets destroyed include several Isis groups, fighting positions, mortars, heavy machine guns, armoured vehicles, buildings, command posts, weapons stores and a workshop producing truck-bombs.

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