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Insurgents Shoot at the Wrong Machine Gunner

Published Sept. 29, 2021

Insurgents in the city of Barwanah make the mistake of shooting at a machine gunner from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines. The machine gunner responds by going cyclic.


What you're seeing here was recorded from the back of a 7-ton during the 2006 deployment of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines in the Haditha Triad region of Iraq. The Marines in this video are from Fox Company's Mobile Assault Platoon, and they were mostly located in the Barwanah Region for the duration of their deployment to the Triad.


These Marines saw active kinetic combat on a near daily basis for the first several months of their deployment. Towards the end of their deployment, that kinetic activity started to taper off, not because the insurgents had surrendered or given up, but because these Marines had killed nearly all of the AQI fighters in the region. They were so effective that one of the Sheikhs in the area started calling them The Angels of al-Anbar.


Ed Darrack, a famous American war correspondent, was embedded with them for a majority of this deployment, and would later write a book about these Marines called The Warrior of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda--the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War.


josh brooks

Published Sept. 29, 2021

Insurgents in the city of Barwanah make the mistake of shooting at a machine gunner from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines. The machine gunner responds by going cyclic.


What you're seeing here was recorded from the back of a 7-ton during the 2006 deployment of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines in the Haditha Triad region of Iraq. The Marines in this video are from Fox Company's Mobile Assault Platoon, and they were mostly located in the Barwanah Region for the duration of their deployment to the Triad.


These Marines saw active kinetic combat on a near daily basis for the first several months of their deployment. Towards the end of their deployment, that kinetic activity started to taper off, not because the insurgents had surrendered or given up, but because these Marines had killed nearly all of the AQI fighters in the region. They were so effective that one of the Sheikhs in the area started calling them The Angels of al-Anbar.


Ed Darrack, a famous American war correspondent, was embedded with them for a majority of this deployment, and would later write a book about these Marines called The Warrior of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda--the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War.


josh brooks

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