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Iraq: IED Attack (VI) Against U.S. Humvee - October 25th, 2006

 

Background

 

“October was a time of gritty skirmishes against hardened fighters religiously motivated to risk their lives during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. October's death toll, the highest for U.S. forces in nearly two years, came during a month without conventional battles or catastrophic helicopter crashes. Rather, the 104 troops killed across Iraq were victims of a steady drip of assaults, primarily by Sunni Arab insurgents. […] It was a month in which U.S. forces were shot by snipers, hit by rocket-propelled grenades or lured into ambushes and sprayed with fire from the AK-47s found in many Iraqi homes. But improvised explosive devices left along roadsides remained the weapon of choice for Iraq's insurgency. Despite jamming devices, tactical adjustments and increased armoring of military vehicles, at least 52 of the U.S. casualties resulted from these bombs, […]”

 

Excerpt of a Baltimore Sun article from November 1st, 2006

A humvee hits a roadside bomb

 

The Video

 

 

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Screenshots

A road somewhere in Iraq

A U.S. humvee passes by

The humvee is hit by an IED

Video Credits

 

The video has been published by the “Islamic Army in Iraq” at the end of October of 2006. The location is unknown. The date of the attack is apparantly the 25th of October 2006.

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