A white bongo truck being used to transport logistical supplies for the Islamic State ends up on the wrong end of a Coalition drone strike. Ladies and gentlemen, we finally got the BOLO truck.
For the uninitiated, every forward operating base or combat outpost has something known as the BOLO list. This is a list of people and vehicles that Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors on the ground conducting operations should be on the look out for.
On this list, there is a number of vehicles and people who are considered high value or extremely dangerous. The information on this list is populated by the intelligence community working with the information coming out of your area of operations, and it's generally meant as a way to keep Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors on the ground safe.
Unfortunately, in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, there is not a wide variety of vehicle makes and models. The two most popular vehicles on every BOLO list are the white bongo truck, and the white Toyota Corolla. In this video, you're seeing the infamous white bongo truck that was wanted in nearly every area of operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan finally being taken out by a coalition airstrike. While the bongo truck clearly aligned itself with the Islamic State after the occupation in Iraq ended, that did not stop us from finally getting it.
The pilot who conducted this strike should probably write a book. They can title the book No Easy Flight: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Stopped the White Bongo Truck. They'll easily sell a couple million copies of the title, and probably land a few major Hollywood movie deals in the process. This is one of the single greatest victories in the Global War on Terror.