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Iraq: IED Attack (XIV) Against U.S. Meerkat Vehicle - July 2007

 

Background

 

“[…] Insurgents in Iraq have begun using a lethal combination of homemade explosives and large buried bombs that have resulted in a series of catastrophic attacks against U.S. troops. U.S. military officials say that in recent months they've seen a rise in the insurgents’ use of ‘HME,’ or homemade explosives, made from fertilizer and other commercially available items. U.S. troops are also encountering more ‘deep-buried’ bombs than at any other time in the past four years. It’s unclear if there is a direct correlation between the increased use of homemade and deep-buried bombs. Military officers who specialize in tracking bombs say that in 30 percent to 40 percent of all blasts in Iraq, the composition of the explosive mix and their method of ignition remain unknown. […]”

 

Excerpt of a “Stars and Stripes” article from July 28th, 2007.

IED Explosion

 

The Video

 

 

External view: link   file format: .rmvb (14 MB)

 

Screenshots - Insurgents prepare the IED attack

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Video Credits

 

1) The video was published by the Iraqi insurgent group “Jaish al-Mujahideen” in July of 2007. The group claimed responsibility for the attack. The exact date and location of the attack is unknown.

 

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