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#21 JWB

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 1527 PM

ISIS video that include footage from killed US servicemen headcams of their last stand

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#22 Roman Alymov

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 1547 PM

 

ISIS video that include footage from killed US servicemen headcams of their last stand

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This video has been removed for violating YouTube's policy on violent or graphic content.

 

Yes, seems like it was removed
Here is shorter version

Ignore "urban combat" soundtrack  - it is not original (original ISIS was with arabic spiritual thong as background). Some parts are cut off - as far as i remember the very begining (with photos from operatives posing for camera) and very end where it looks like ISIS shooting on dead bodies , and corpses itself


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#23 Roman Alymov

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 1621 PM

Longer version on Facebook
https://www.facebook...69063070045466/


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#24 Colin

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 2146 PM

Should be required viewing for Team leaders, senior Commanders and the politicians that suggest these types of missions.


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#25 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 0238 AM

Actually not clear for me what happened.
It is not classic road ambush as we see two vehicle convoy-Toyota LC-105 (?) and Toyota LC-78 (?)- stopped while traveling cross-country, with no road.  There is no intensive enemy fire initially (no single window in the car broken),  operatives seems like not particularly worried by it (one driving the car back and forward, two others covering behind the car on foot)  - were they unwilling to abandon the car since it was long-range communication station on it and without the car they will loose ability to communicate to HQ? After some time one operative is shot (by sniper?) two others were trying to help him but after finding him dead decided to move out by foot (told by HQ air support will not come soon enough and they are on their own?) but seems like shot in process....
As for me it looks like best option for them was not standing on the open under fire, but speeding away.

 

P.S. Another version of this video


Edited by Roman Alymov, 05 March 2018 - 1154 AM.

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#26 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 1537 PM

Ambush location. Red circle - locals huts

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#27 Detonable

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 2208 PM

What kind of weapon is being fired in the early par of the video? Is it some sort of grenade launcher?

 

It looked like they went to the smoke marker, maybe for air support?

 

  Trying to outrun the locals while wearing helmets and armor seems like it would have a low probability of success. Maybe they were trying to reach friendly troops? Could they just lie on the floor of the car and hit the gas and hope not to hit a tree?


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#28 Simon Tan

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 2209 PM

HK UBGL.
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#29 Roman Alymov

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 0122 AM

What kind of weapon is being fired in the early par of the video? Is it some sort of grenade launcher?

 

It looked like they went to the smoke marker, maybe for air support?

 

  Trying to outrun the locals while wearing helmets and armor seems like it would have a low probability of success. Maybe they were trying to reach friendly troops? Could they just lie on the floor of the car and hit the gas and hope not to hit a tree?

I think they were trying to reach the bushes to have cover, as they were on open place while not able to see attackers (who were, i think, very limited in number but because of this advantage just shoot operatives one by one). They were unable to drop  armor quickly as it is integrated with communication equipment and ammunition bags - it will leave them without communications and weapons.
Yes seems like they were able to speed out of ambush on early stage, but seems like initially enemy fire was not worrying them too much (probably only one man shooting at them) and only then all ISIS group came.


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#30 Roman Alymov

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 1750 PM

One of Rus experts take out of this video (in Rus). General idea - the only mistake of Americans was getting into this situation. All their actions during engagement were correct, professional and brave, but outcome was predefined. And it was not ambush but engagement that went wrong after locals flee and left USians alone against enemy


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#31 Burncycle360

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 1730 PM

That's frustrating to see.


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#32 Burncycle360

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 2346 PM

Overview of events

https://youtu.be/LMuFyzvv9Xw
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#33 Roman Alymov

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 0938 AM

Interesting US side calling it ambush, while as for me it was engagement surprise for both sides


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