October 28, 2016

Mad Max encourages Kurdish armour

The proverb necessity is the mother of invention is proved as the 35 Peshmerga fighters who make up the Heza Murdin — the Death Squad.

Facing roadside IEDs and head-on attacks from Isis suicide bombers in trucks, the Kurdish bomb disposal experts knew they were frighteningly vulnerable — so they built two huge, mine-resistant vehicles that look like they have been transplanted to northern Iraq from a Mad Max movie.

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