Tuesday, May 03 2005 @ 12:45 PM PDT
Contributed by: matt
This video and text just arrived from the front lines of Iraq. (1.5MB
The video was filmed by some Air Force Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC)
in Tal Afar, west of Mosul. They were with a Marine Advisor Support Team--
they are attached to Iraqi units and help train their forces on a day-to-day
basis--who where in a fairly sustained firefight in the streets of Tal Afar
with about 3 Anti-Iraqi Forces (AIF). They set their video camera on the bumper
of their Up-Armored HMMWV which they were using for cover.
You can hear them shooting back and forth. The rounds you can hear are from
the Marines and the ones you hear pinging against the side of the vehicle
with no accompanying pop are from the AIF.
When the JTACs say they just "fired rifle" that means the aircraft
just launched the Maverick. You can hear it come in and see it strike the
vehicle the AIF were using for cover.