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    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017

    Daesh Monster Trucks: Iraqi Police Exhibit Combat Vehicles That Terrorized Mosul

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    A collection of combat vehicles fashioned by Daesh from ordinary cars has been seized by Iraqi police and put on exhibit, before they are finally destroyed.

    Iraqi police have seized combat vehicles used by Daesh terrorists during their occupation of Mosul, which was finally liberated from the terrorist group earlier this month. 

    The police have created an exhibition of the vehicles, which observers said appear reminiscent of automobiles from the movie Mad Max.

    A member of Federal Police walks near vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    A member of Federal Police walks near vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    "The heroes of the Rapid Reaction Unit and the federal police seized this vehicle during night raids," Bassam police captain Hillo Kadim said, RIA Novosti reported

    A vehicle used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, is seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    A vehicle used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, is seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017

    After the exhibition is finished, police said that the vehicles will be destroyed.

    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    All in all, 23 vehicles are being exhibited, most of which are ordinary cars which the jihadists attempted to convert into armored vehicles. 

    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    Some of the vehicles had been painted blue, the color of Iraqi police vehicles, in an attempt to fool reconnaissance aircraft into thinking that they were indeed police vehicles.

    A tank gun hidden inside a truck, made by Islamic State militants, to avoid attack from planes are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    A tank gun hidden inside a truck, made by Islamic State militants, to avoid attack from planes are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    One of the vehicles boasts a tank turret and mounted machine gun, hidden in the back of a large truck. 

    On Friday, witnesses told Sputnik that clashes between Iraqi military and members of the terrorist group Daesh had resumed in the western part of Mosul. 

    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    "Army helicopters carried out a series of attacks against targets in the Old City," one witness said, noting that militia vehicles "continued to arrive" in the historical center of Mosul throughout Friday.

    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    On Monday, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Iraqi security forces had finally liberated Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, after months of fighting against the Islamic State. The city was seized by the IS three years ago.

    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
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    Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017
    On Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of the US-led anti-IS coalition, said that the cleanup of Mosul from the militants would take several more weeks.

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