If you thought “Mad Max”-esque moments can only occur with the help of CGI, think again.
On Monday, France24 uploaded a video showing a group of Syrian Kurds attempting to blow up an explosives-laden truck driven by an ISIS fighter. The Kurds succeeded, in an event so dramatic it begs the question: When does Tom Hardy appear?
Sadly, the sequence befits not Hollywood but a region embroiled in conflict. “A suicide bomber tried to attack us but my comrades managed to kill him,” a fighter says in the video.
The Kurds have a number of geopolitical interests in eliminating the threat of ISIS — such as gaining territorial control in the region and potentially statehood of their own — and have been one of the few groups in the region who have succeeded in driving them out of regions they otherwise control.
France24 said that US-led coalition forces supplied the Kurds with the anti-tank missile that led to the truck’s swift, sudden end, FOX News reported.