Scores of the cars, mostly suburban utility vehicles (SUV), used by the ISIS terrorists for carrying out suicide attacks have been put on show in an exhibition launched in Hamam al-Qalil neighbourhood in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
After retaking the neighbourhood from the ISIS, Iraqi forces managed to capture the cars before the terrorists could use them for carrying out operations against them.
To conduct their suicide operations, the ISIS terrorists detached the coachwork of the SUVs and replaced it with thick bullet-proof iron sheets. After replacing the main outer structure of the cars with iron sheets, they used to stuff explosives into the automobiles and dispatch them, along with the suicide attackers, to their desired locations.
The ISIS’ use of such cars as Japanese Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux as well as the SUVs manufactured by South Korea’s Kia Motor Corporation in its terrorist operations, has greatly worried Western countries’ officials, particularly those of the US, forcing them to launch investigations into how the ISIS managed to gain access to a large number of such automobiles.