Dramatic video shows the moment the terrorists are blown up by PMU forces as they drive towards their target.
The jihadis, riding in the explosive-laden vehicles, were heading towards Mosul, Iraq when the friendly fighters opened fire.
Footage released by the PMU shows fighters battering the vehicle with machine gun fire but it shows no sign of stopping the heavily armoured truck.
The PMU, or Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi, is a group of militia, brought together and state-sponsored to battle with jihadis in Iraq
After spending a minute peppering the terrorists, they take to using more devastating weapons and blow up the mobile bomb in dramatic fashion.
Iraqi fighters took out an ISIS suicide vehicle before it could strike
With one swift hit from anti-aircraft fire, the car explodes into a huge ball of flames, while remnants of the vehicles are spread across the Iraqi countryside.
The video was released by the PMU’s media arm, however it is yet to be independently verified.
ISIS are struggling to maintain their evil grip on Iraq, with under seven per cent now under the group’s control.
Big Gen Yahya Rasool, a Iraqi military spokesman, said the jihadis currently control less than 12,000 square miles in Iraq, or 6.8 per cent of the country. This is down form more than 40 per cent at its height.
They were hit by a single anti-aircraft round
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They are also losing significant ground in Syria, currently losing their desperate fight against US-backed forces near Raqqa, the de facto capital of its self-styled “Caliphate”.
The US President sanctioned the attack on a tunnel and cave complex used by terrorists in the Nangarhar province of the country.
The bomb was developed during the Iraq was, but the Pentagon has confirmed this is the first time it was been used in combat.
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A major offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS continues.
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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Somer district of eastern Mosul
President Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer said the US is taking the threat from ISIS “very seriously”.
He said: “In order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space – which we did.
“The United States took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties and collateral damage as a result of the operation.”
The GBU-43 bomb, which weighs 21,600 pounds and contains 11 tons of explosives, is described as the ‘mother of all bombs’ (MOAB).