Another video most likely taken from a phone (based on the image quality), it shows several dead ISIS militants (based on the arm bands and nearby flags) lying near a stash of weapons. You can clearly see mortar shells, improvised explosives in water bottles, and a heavy machine gun that was originally mounted to a truck. However, I must admit that I am still trying to figure out what all circular objects are. More explosives?
|Mortar shells and water bottle explosives (video image)|
|Dismounted heavy machine gun in the back as well as a mortar|
According to BBC News, the airport in Tal Afar is mostly under militant control and the fight for the Baiji oil refinery rages on. Meanwhile, recent sources on Twitter have reported that the refinery fire has increased due to heavy shelling.
Yesterday, the US officially announced it would be sending military advisers to Iraq. There is still no information regarding possible air strikes other than that ISIS in Syria may be targeted as well.
|Recent image of the fire at night from a nearby town (video here)|