Iraqi forces blow up ISIS suicide truck heading for compound using RPG (VIDEO)

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Footage has been posted online of a truck suicide bomb destroyed before it could do any damage by Iraqi fighters with a rocket propelled grenade.

The video was shot during the battle for Ramadi in Iraq, which is some 110km west of the capital, Baghdad. A truck belonging to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) carrying explosives, was heading towards a government compound, presumably with the driver intending to blow it up to inflict maximum damage.

Iraqi forces had their men positioned to intercept the truck and just as it was getting a bit too close for comfort, a soldier armed with a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) took the vehicle out.

This is the first time that footage has emerged from the Iraqi side of this particular incident and tells the whole truth about what happened. Previously the only videos of the incident had been published by IS and used in propaganda videos claiming the attack had been a success.

However, the footage filmed by the Iraqi forces clearly shows that the suicide truck was blown up well before it reached the compound, thus inflicting no damage on any of the troops.