Saturday, 22 November 2014

Vehicles and equipment captured and destroyed by the Islamic State inside Iraq until November 2014

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

This list only includes captured vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment captured and destroyed by the Islamic State is undoubtedly higher than recorded here. Civilian vehicles such as Toyota Hilux pickup trucks are not included in this list.

Be sure to check out Lost Armour for more recent updates on armour losses inside Syria.



A list showing vehicles and equipment captured and operated by the Islamic State in Syria can be found here.

(Click on the numbers to get a picture of each individual captured or destroyed vehicle)

Tanks (35, of which destroyed: 14)


Armoured fighting vehicles (33, of which destroyed: 12)


Infantry fighting vehicles (4, of which destroyed: 3)


Armoured personnel carriers (79, of which destroyed: 23)


Military engineering vehicles (6)


Command vehicles (3, of which destroyed: 3)


Trucks (228, of which destroyed: 23)


Jeeps (648, of which destroyed: 232)


Recoilless rifles (12)


Anti-tank missiles (4)


Towed artillery (12)

Multiple rocket launchers (4)


Anti-aircraft guns (110)




Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (4, of which destroyed: 3)

Helicopters (4, of which destroyed: 4)

Aircraft (3)

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Vehicles and equipment captured, operated and destroyed by the Islamic State inside Syria


  1. Vouw Oryx,really!!
    Did you really count and analyse all of the HMWWVs from the photos?
    Congrats man. :)
    Thx for this really detailed analyse.
    And i hope the faulty photo counting percentage is low,so we can assume 85-90% of your counting is correct.
    Keep the good work.

  2. Why do they destroy some of the captured equipments like trucks,jeeps and armoured vehicles which they can use? Can we assume that they've been already sabotaged when they are captured? Or there arent no time to transport these vehicles in the middle of the battle?

    1. Interesting that where ISIL is tactically victorious and in sole possession of the battlefield, captured-intact tanks and other AFVs are deemed liabilities-- in terms of force visibility, logistical requirements and organizational limitations-- to instead be rendered destroyed.

    2. They either lack the capacity or expierence to operate the vehicles or they're captured in hit and run missions in which there's indeed no time to take them away for future use.

  3. Great Work Oryx! Well done!

  4. Awesome report! You are the best. Nothing comes close !

  5. Remarkable work. Very impressive.

  6. Hello Oryx,

    great work, but the MILAN ATGM is empty.
    This is just a useless leftover after firing.

    It misses the starting battery between the two bolty things on top, and also the anti-dust-membrane on the front.

    If you look close, you can also see the burned and cut cables at the left.

    Best regards from Germany