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Iraq: IED Attack (II) Against U.S. Humvee - 2005

 

Background

 

“The U.S. military in Iraq is increasingly concerned about roadside bombs that are taking a greater toll on U.S. troops than at any time since dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled in April, 2003. Iraqi insurgents are assembling bigger bombs and finding better ways to hide them, often foiling American efforts to counter their effectiveness. […] According to statistics assembled by the Internet Web site, Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, a total of 550 American military personnel in Iraq have died in the past two-and-one-half years from injuries caused by what the military calls improvised explosive devices, known as IEDs. […]”

 

Excerpt of “Voice of America” article from September 28th, 2005

Aftermath of an IED attack near Ramadi

 

The Video

 

 

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Screenshots

A U.S. humvee approaches an IED

The IED explodes

A wounded soldier leaves the vehicle

Video Credits

 

Background

A local resident looks back at the scene of an overnight bomb attack on a U.S. convoy of armored vehicles on the outskirts of Ramadi, an insurgent stronghold 113 kilometers west of Baghdad - February 17th, 2005 - Associated Press/Bilal Hussein.

 

Screenshots

IED attack against U.S. humvee and aftermath - 2005 - The video has been published by the Iraqi insurgent group “Jaish Al-Mujahideen”. The location is unknown.

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