ISIS fighters are beginning to lash out at Iraqi forces as they approach the Iraqi city of Mosul. Iraqi and Kurdish forces have been seizing villages as they approach the city and have been met with strong resistance from Jihadis despite receiving help in the form of airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition.
This video footage from Kurdistan24 shows the dangers these soldiers face while approaching the city. Several of the smaller villages are being used to launch attacks. In other cases the cities themselves are filled with exploding boobytraps designed to decimate Iraqi forces before they reach Mosul.
What is reportedly an ISIS suicide car bomber can be seen approaching the convoy of Iraqi vehicles. Dust is kicked up as the Iraqis attempt to avoid the incoming vehicle before a massive explosion engulfs the convoy. See the raw footage for yourself below: