Western special forces soldiers were involved in a Javelin anti-tank missile launch that took out an ISIS car-bomb in Syria, footage has revealed.
Images show a ‘Mad-Max style’ car racing towards its target before being struck by the missile.
The dramatic video was captured by broadcaster France 24.
The broadcaster said about a dozen British, American and French soldiers were involved in the missile launch. The footage shows the soldiers in military clothing arranging airstrikes from American A-10 tankbuster warplanes, reported The Times.
The Ministry of Defence did not comment on the footage in line with government policy of not discussing special forces operations. The video shows the car – resembling those in apocalyptic action film Mad Max – careering through the desert at high speed.
The British narrator says: ‘The IS driver hurtles towards our position’, before the missile launches. The missile hits the car, making the vehicle explode in a huge fireball of black smoke. Kurdish troops then can be heard whooping and cheering as they celebrate their success.
One female soldier says: ‘A suicide bomber tried to attack us but our comrades managed to kill him’, while another says he’s thrilled because he believes it’s his missile that has hit the vehicle.
But the video reveals that a coalition of reportedly British, American and French forces were the ones who launched the strike.
The soldiers carried standard issue US weaponry including M4 carbines, an M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, an M249 light machine gun and a Milkor multiple grenade launcher.
The US currently has 50 special forces soldiers fighting with Syrian domestic forces against Isis, but a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told The Times that the US soldiers are not involved in active combat.
Colonel Tala Selo said: ‘The Western special forces are not settled here, they actually come and go back, 15 to 20 of them each time.’
The footage came just hours after Barack Obama said the US was sending 250 more troops to the war-stricken country.