An ISIS militant has been killed in an airstrike after he tried to remove and Iraqi flag
The airstrike was caught on camera and shows a missile blowing up the jihadi's pick-up truck as the militant tried pull the flag, which is condemned by the Islamic State, from the ground.
The missile attack comes as the Iraqi army battles to reclaim the city from the terrorists who are also known as Daesh.
The video, which was shared on Iraqi media, shows the jihadist walking from a pick-up truck over to an Iraqi flag planted in the sand in the besieged city of Mosul.
He then attempts to remove the flagpole from the earth before an air strike blows up his truck.
Local sources told the Al Arabiya news agency the Islamic State militant became a target when he was seen trying to remove the flag in an army-controlled area.
After the truck is blown up, another air strike which was not caught on camera ended the militant's life, according to reports
The missile strike occurred as coalition forces continue to advance on Mosul
Other ISIS jihadists reportedly did not approach his body for fear of being blown up as well.
More than 500 ISIS militants have been killed in western Mosul since the start of a military operation to drive the terrorist group out of the region began last October.
The Iraqi army's offensive against ISIS codenamed Operation We Are Coming, Nineveh, is backed by the US and British forces.
Mosul fell to ISIS in June 2014, but more than 120 towns and villages have liberated since Iraqi forces began their offensive last October.
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Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the US-led coalition against ISIS, has vowed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will face a bitter end.
British Special Forces are thought to be involved alongside American counterparts, helping direct air strikes and advising the Iraqis.
The Syrian Democratic Forces, which includes the UK-backed Kurdish YPG militia, have been advancing on the the jihadis' stronghold in Raqqa, Syria.