first published on August 10, 2017 by Sean
Militants in Yemen get themselves caught in the open and massacred. Not sure whether to go with a “turkey shoot” or “died tired” pun?
A group of militants finds themselves caught on the side of a mountain with limited cover and even fewer options. As they make a run for it, several dramatic scenes play out, and they can be observed desperately running along the hillside under heavy fire.
With just a small rock wall for cover, they are forced through this bullet swept landscape and are picked off one by one. It turns into a turkey shoot, almost routine. The enemy gunners get so dialed in they start dropping the militants in neat piles. Finally, a few of them realize they aren’t going to get further than their dead buddies and retreat in the opposite direction. A few survivors can be watched carrying a wounded comrade, and possibly getting away.
At this point in the video, it appears as if this group is pursued onto another hilltop and then finally towards a fortified location. A massive explosion can be seen destroying that final position towards the end of the video; though it is unclear if it is an airstrike or possibly a large SVBIED. It’s nearly impossible to tell what the real series of events is here. This could be a singular action, or two separate events spliced into one video. It is also incredibly difficult to identify the factions involved. The Houthi’s, Islamic State, and Al Qaeda Militants are all plentiful in Yemen, and they continue to rip the country apart. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about that, you can just watch these guys get stacked.
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