Category Archives: Land

Tree and Refrigerator Bombs

The Qayyarah bridge is the only crossing along the Tigris that connects Mosul and Baghdad. Since being occupied by Iraqi military, ISIL fighters have been trying to destroy the military bridge that now span across the river. In order to achieve that, they packed explosives into tree trunks and a refrigerator and float them down from upstream in an attempt to blow up bridge.

US Navy 050510-N-4309A-114 Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Carl Harris inspects the remaining high explosive material from a disrupted improvised explosive device during a training exercise in Bahrain
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Aaron Ansarov [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons