first published on June 21, 2017 by Will
A Marine Mobile Assault Platoon from RCT-5, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, run down and gun down a group of insurgents who just ambushed their cordon.
This is a classic example of what insurgent attacks looked like in Iraq. “Hit and Run.” The attacks usually consisted of no more than a few armed dudes in a car that would take pot shots at American forces and then high tail it out of the area before they are apprehended.
Only in this instance, the coalition troops are able to not only identify their foe, but successfully intercept and neutralize them as well. Sweet, sweet justice.
This ambush was initiated while the Marines of Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines were on a security cordon for an IED that was discovered. While awaiting the explosive ordnance disposal team, the mobile assault platoon was keeping civilians out of the blast area. Then, this truck team came under direct enemy fire.
You really have to hand it to the driver of this humvee. He maneuvers the vehicle like a true expert, while taking fire from the insurgents, and ignoring the chaos going on inside of his own vehicle. He knows exactly where he is going, and he intends to take his Marines directly to the enemy to eliminate, or capture them.