At least 83 armed vehicles or trucks
Videos released by U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. operations in the Middle East, suggest that these are probably mostly or entirely pickup trucks armed with machine guns or other heavy weapons. They’re sometimes called “technicals,” CENTCOM says. Here are two examples:
At least 39 Humvees
Most of these were likely confiscated from the Iraqi military after its troops fled their bases earlier this year in the face of an Islamic State assault. Fifteen Humvees have been hit in airstrikes since Sept. 5, CENTCOM officials say.
At least 11 armored personnel carriers
The Islamic State’s use of armored personnel carriers — perhaps M113 vehicles delivered by the United States — have been destroyed numerous times, highlighting that militants aren’t just rolling around Iraq in pickup trucks and Humvees, but larger vehicles as well. The U.S. has released at least one video of a strike on an APC:
The U.S. military has hit vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery guns three times within the last week, and at least four times in all. The U.S. military has not specified which kind they were, but militants in Iraq have been seen in their own propaganda videos rolling around with powerful 12.7mm DShK machine guns and what appears to be 37mm twin-barreled anti-aircraft weapons, as noted in this previous Checkpoint piece.