No, this is not a scene out of the action film “Mad Max”.
An explosives-laden pickup truck driven by an Islamic State suicide bomber was turned into a rolling fireball by Syrian Kurdish fighters – and dramatic video footage of the attack released Monday has gone viral.
“A suicide bomber tried to attack us but my comrades managed to kill him,” one fighter says in the video obtained by France 24.
The footage shows the DIY-looking truck – resembling a creation from the dystopian cult film -- barreling along a road in Syria before a missile hits it and sends it bursting into flames.
The fighters are then heard shouting and cheering as black smoke billows into the sky.
The French television station said U.S.-led coalition forces supplied the Kurdish fighters with the anti-tank missile.
Heavy fighting in the region continued Wednesday as ISIS militants captured five villages from Syrian rebels close to the Turkish border.