Fortunately, by then he was in England carrying a steno pad, not in Tunisia hauling a howitzer.
ISIS forces had come so close to Erbil that the city was in range of the howitzer artillery cannons that ISIS possesses.
The convoy included more than 40 tankers and trucks--19 of those were each towing a 122mm howitzer.
1680s, via Dutch houwitser (1660s), German Haubitze from Bohemian houfnice "a catapult," from houf "heap, crowd," a loan-word from Middle High German hufe "heap." Introduced to German during the Hussite wars, 14c.