This is the moment a giant explosion rocked the Mosul battlefield as ISIS terrorists detonated a suicide car bomb next to Iraqi forces after trying to ram a tank.The footage comes amid warnings that jihadis are planning to fight back with suicide bombs and even chemical weapons as the offensive to reclaim and liberate the city from the terror group got underway earlier today.

Soldiers are later seen inspecting a large crater following the explosion in the Raqqa countryside.

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi spoke this morning to confirm troops had moved into the northern city to liberate it from the control of the terror group.

Convoys of Iraqi, Kurdish and U.S. forces moved east of Mosul along the front line as U.S.-led coalition airstrikes sent plumes of smokes into the air and heavy artillery rounds could be heard.

A Peshmerga convoy drives towards a frontline in Khazer,east of Mosul as the battle to liberate the city from ISIS began
A Peshmerga convoy drives towards a frontline in Khazer,east of Mosul as the battle to liberate the city from ISIS began

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The Peshmerga troops cover their ears as the launch missiles from the rocket launcher during the offensive to liberate Mosul
The Peshmerga troops cover their ears as the launch missiles from the rocket launcher during the offensive to liberate Mosul

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