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The Second Gulf War/Iraq Invasion II - War Videos

Background

Media Reports

The Videos

Video Credits

 

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Background- Homemade videos by U.S. troops in Iraq

 

“[…] Last week the Pentagon ordered American servicemen in Iraq to stop posting private video clips on the internet. These ‘trophy videos’ have become one of the more extraordinary by-products of modern-day warfare as soldiers - like everyday tourists - send video images ranging from the comic to the utterly horrific back home to impress friends and titillate the fans of ‘uncensored war’. […]

 

“The homemade stuff now finding its way onto the internet offers another less attractive but probably more realistic version of modern warfare in Iraq today. […]”

 

Excerpt of an article by the Guardian from August 4th, 2006.

Homemade video: U.S. troops “liberating” Falluja

Banned from youtube: Video showing a car bomb attack

Background - The youtube controversy

 

“Videos showing insurgent attacks against American troops in Iraq, available in Baghdad shops and on Jihadist Web sites, have steadily migrated in recent months to popular Internet video-sharing sites, including YouTube and Google Video. […] At a time when the Bush administration has restricted photographs of the coffins of military personnel returning to the United States and the Pentagon keeps close tabs on videotapes of combat operations taken by the news media, the videos give average Americans a level of access to combat scenes rarely available before, if ever. […]”

 

Excerpt of a New York Times article from October 6th, 2006

 

Media Reports

 

October 7th, 2006 - Jihad Videos Posted on YouTube Website

1 news article by the Guardian

 

October 6th, 2006 - Iraq Snuff Films Find Home on YouTube

1 news article by Gawker magazine

 

October 6th, 2006 - Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on Web

1 news article by the New York Times

 

September 18th, 2006 - Bloody Web Videos Show Horrors of War

1 news article by ABC News

 

August 4th, 2006 - Don't Look Now

1 news article by the Guardian

 

The Videos

 

December 8th, 2009 - Five Car Bomb Attacks in Baghdad

October 25th, 2009 - Twin Car Bomb Attacks in Baghdad

July 28th, 2009 - Police Raid at Camp Ashraf/Clashes with MEK Members

June 12th, 2009 - The Assassination of Sheikh Harith al-Obeidi

December 22nd, 2008 - IED Attack (XVIII) Against U.S. Humvee

December 8th, 2008 - U.S. Department of Justice Press Conference on Blackwater Indictment

October 26th, 2008 - U.S. Aerial Attack in Syria

October 18th, 2008 - Anti-US Demonstration in Baghdad

September 23rd, 2008 - German Documentary: “Iraq War - Germany as U.S. Informant”

May 20th, 2008 - Aftermath of the Baiji Killings

May 2008 - IED/EFP Attacks Against U.S. Military Vehicles

March 29th, 2008 - Al-Jazeera Interview with Muqtada Al-Sadr

January 2008 - IED Attack (XVII) Against U.S. Humvee

December 2007 - EFP Attack (I) Against U.S. Military Convoy

November 21st, 2007 - The Killing of Mary Awanis - SBS Dateline Documentary

November 1st, 2007 - CBS/60 Minutes Documentary on “Curveball”

November 2007 - IED Attack (XVI) Against Iraqi Military Vehicle

October 14th, 2007 - Al-Jazeera Documentary on the Thar Thar Killings (II)

October 2007 - Car Bomb Attack (VI) Against Base of Iraqi National Guard

September 19th, 2007 - CNN Documentary on the Blackwater Killings

July 2007 - IED Attack (XV) Against U.S. Humvee

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

June 22nd, 2007 - Firefight between Insurgents and U.S. Troops in Diyala Province

June 16th, 2007 - Jeremy Scahill talks about Blackwater

June 15th, 2007 - Interview with 2 U.S. Iraq War Veterans

June 6th, 2007 - IED Attack (XIII) Against U.S. RG-31 Nyala Vehicle

April 25th, 2007 - IED Attack (XII) Against U.S. Nyala Minesweeper Vehicle

April 12th, 2007 - Suicide Bomb Attack on Iraqi Parliament

April 9th, 2007 - Mass Demonstration in Najaf against U.S. Forces

April 2007 - The Lynching of Du’a Khalil Aswad/Demonstration of Iraqi Women

April 2007 - Drive through “Liberated” Ramadi

March 16th, 2007 - Congressional Testimony by Valerie Plame Wilson

February 19th, 2007 - Interview with Iraqi Police Rape Victim

February 7th, 2007 - Shooting down of U.S. Sea Knight Helicopter in the Al-Taji Region

February 2nd, 2007 - Shooting Down of U.S. Apache Helicopter in the Al-Taji Region

February 2007 - Sniper Attacks (III) Against U.S. Troops

January 22nd, 2007 - Car Bomb Attack (V) Against Civilians in Baghdad

December/January 2007 - IED Attacks (XI) Against U.S. Troops in Al-Anbar Province

January 2007 - IED Attack (X) Against U.S. Military Convoy

January 2007 - IED Attack (IX) Against U.S. Stryker Vehicle

December 30th, 2006 - The Execution of Saddam Hussein

December 21st, 2006 - BBC Documentary on Haditha Massacre

December 10th, 2006 - IED Attack (VIII) Against U.S. Convoy

December 9th, 2006 - Demonstration in Jalameda

December 5th, 2006 - IED Attack (VII) Against U.S. Stryker Vehicle

November 2006 - U.S. Aerial Attack Against Al-Mahdi Militants

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

August 27th, 2006 - IED Attack (V) Against U.S. Stryker Vehicle

August 7th, 2006 - BBC Documentary on Mahmudiya Massacre

August 2006 - Sniper Attacks (II) Against U.S. Troops

June 2nd, 2006 - BBC Documentary on Abu Sifa/Isahaqi Massacre

May 2006 - IED Attack (IV) Against U.S. Humvee

March 11th, 2006 - IED Attack (III) Against U.S. Convoy

March 2006 - Interview with Haditha Survivor Iman Walid

2006 - Firefight between U.S. Troops and Insurgents in Ramadi

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

April 10th, 2005 - Car Bomb Attack (III) At Baghdad Checkpoint

2005 - The 2005 Camp Bucca Riots

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

2005 - Sniper Attack (I) Against U.S. Troops

December 29th, 2004 - Car Bomb Attack (II) Against U.S. Military Post

November 13th, 2004 - The Falluja Mosque Killing

November 2004 - White Phosphorus Attack on Falluja

November 2004 - Urban Combat in Falluja

October 24th, 2004 - Car Bomb Attack (I) At U.S. Checkpoint

September 2004 - Predator Missile Attack against Iraqi Insurgents

Spring 2004 - IED Attack (I) Against U.S. Convoy

April 2004 - The Falluja Aerial Bombing

December 1st, 2003 - The Apache Helicopter Video

October 26th, 2003 (aired) - The CNN “Fit to Kill” Video (Excerpt)

 

Screenshots

IED attack against military vehicle

The final statement of a car bomber

Car bomb explosion in Mosul

Video Credits

 

Background

1) Combat in Falluja - November, 2004 - video made by unknown U.S. soldier;

2) Car bomb Attack against U.S. military humvee - date unknown -  Insurgent group “1920 Revolution Brigades”;

Screenshots

1) IED attack on U.S. military humvee west of Baghdad - October 5th, 2006 - Insurgent group “Jaish Al-Mujahideen”;

2) Car bomb operation against Shia targets - August 2006 - The video features the car bomber Abu Umar an Najdi, a member of the Mujahideen Shura Council. Later in the video he drives his car full of explosives on a highway in a Shi'ite controlled area and detonates it at a checkpoint. The statement that was posted said that this is a revenge operation “on those who blasphemed against the Prophet”.

3) Car bomb attack against the U.S. military headquarters in Mosul - December 29th, 2004 - Insurgent group Al-Tawhid;

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