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Iraq: Car Bomb Attack (IV) Against U.S. Convoy - June 1st, 2005

 

Background

 

“For the first time since the war in Iraq began, more than half of the American public believes the fight there has not made the United States safer, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. […] Nearly three-quarters of Americans say the number of casualties in Iraq is unacceptable, while two-thirds say the U.S. military there is bogged down and nearly six in 10 say the war was not worth fighting - in all three cases matching or exceeding the highest levels of pessimism yet recorded. […] The surge in violence in Iraq since the new government took control - 80 U.S. troops and more than 700 Iraqis died in May alone amid a rash of bombings - has been accompanied by rising gloom about the overall fight against terrorists. […]”

Excerpt of a Washington Post article from June 8th, 2005.

Car bomb attack in the Al-Anbar province

 

The Video

 

 

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War Scenes from Iraq - June 2005

Aftermath of car bomb attack

U.S. soldiers & arrested Iraqis

Iraqi police pose with captured insurgents

Video Credits

 

The Video

 

1) The video was filmed by U.S. soldiers and features a car bomb/VBIED attack against a U.S. convoy on June 1st, 2005 during “Mission Anaconda” in the Al-Anbar province;

 

War Scenes from Iraq - June 2005

 

1) A street in Baghdad after a suicide bomb attack. June 4th, 2005 - Assafir;

2) US soldiers posing with two arrested Iraqi men in Baquba - June 10th, 2005 - Annahar;

3) Iraqi police - mainly Shi'i and Kurdish - stand over captured resistance fighters - mainly Sunnis - after a morning battle in the southwestern Al-Bayaa district of Baghdad. Police, U.S. forces, and Iraqi interior ministry forces surrounded the area after an attack on a local police station. - June 20th, 2005 - Reuters;

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