Close Call: Army Turret Gunner Gets Lit Up In Sadr City

first published on October 23, 2019 by

An unconfirmed video, reportedly filmed in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad in 2008, shows a US Army 4th Infantry Division Humvee turret gunner receiving extremely accurate small arms fire.

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The enemy rounds can be seen impacting the cupola armor and ballistic glass around his M2 .50 BMG machine-gun. Luckily, he is not injured by the shots.

The Sadr City neighborhood was a notoriously seedy place. The residents were loyal to Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr and his anti coalition Mahdi Army militia. US patrols would often come under fire just driving near the neighborhood, and, for still unexplained political reasons, US troops were normally barred from operating inside the district.


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