ISIS holds military parade in Mosul

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham’s Ninewa Division continues to crank out images of its conquest of Mosul and the surrounding province. Earlier today, the Ninewa Division released photographs of its forces seizing control of several bases, displaying captured military hardware, and executing Iraqi soldiers. Then, the Ninewa Division published a set of photographs of a military parade in the city of Mosul.

The photographs provide a glimpse of the ISIS’ military strength in Mosul. Scores of ISIS technicals, as well as several captured US-supplied Humvees, armored cars, and even artillery pieces are shown. Hundreds of ISIS fighters are involved in the parade, which begins during the day and goes on through the night.

A subset of the photographs is published below.

Scores of ISIS vehicles and hundreds of fighters line up for the parade:


Seized Iraqi police pickup trucks, an armored car, and a military flatbed truck are shown in this picture:


A troop transport truck tows an artillery piece:


Military trucks tow two artillery pieces:


ISIS fighters celebrate while riding on US-supplied Iraqi military Humvees:


The ISIS convoy moves through Mosul after the sun sets:


Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of The Long War Journal.

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