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

 

Background

 

“[…] They have never seen Juba. They hear him, but by then it's too late: a shot rings out and another US soldier slumps dead or wounded. There is never a follow-up shot, never a chance for US forces to identify the origin, to make the hunter the hunted. He fires once and vanishes. Juba is the nickname given by American forces to an insurgent sniper operating in southern Baghdad. […] ‘He’s good,’ said Specialist Travis Burress, 22, a sniper with the 1-64 battalion based in Camp Rustamiyah. ‘Every time we dismount I’m sure everyone has got him in the back of their minds. He’s a serious threat to us.’ […]”

 

Excerpt of a “Guardian” article from August 5th, 2005, which helped to support the myth of a single insurgent sniper.

U.S. troops in Baghdad attacked by a sniper

 

The Video

 

 

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Screenshots

An insurgent sniper in training

The commander of a sniper team

The aftermath of a sniper attack

Video Credits

 

Background

The video features a sniper operation against U.S. troops in Baghdad, which took place in 2005. The video was published in early 2006 by the insurgents group “Jaish Al-Muhajeddin”

 

Screenshots

The screenshots are part of a documentation, put out by the insurgents groups “Islamic Army in Iraq”. It features video clips from sniper operations in 2006 and an interview with the commander of Baghdad sniper units.

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