Mad Max, Mosul edition: Captured ISIS improv armored vehicles (VIDEO)

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in Mosul this week showed off a captured fleet of almost two dozen up-armored Kias and commercial trucks formerly used by Islamic State units in the area.

In addition to the Reuters report above, Czech media outlet RFE/RL posted an extensive photo essay to their social media on the improvised vehicles, which may have been intended for one-way missions.

“The 23 vehicles were mostly civilian cars, covered in thick metal armor and featuring small glass ports for the suicide attacker to see through,” said the post.

(Photos: RFE/RL)

(Photos: RFE/RL)

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Iraqi forces, still conducting mopping up operations, plan to destroy the vehicles. Either way, they are upgrades to the wooden and cardboard tanks captured last year.