October 9, 2004

Impact: Night Missile Attack in Fallujah

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"I got numerous individuals on the road. Do you want me to take those out?"
"Take 'em out."

"Oh, dude...." From Americandaughter.com:

U.S. Special Forces "Ninja" night stalkers on the ground in Fallujah during the night discovered a meeting at a protected mosque of followers of cleric Al-Sadyr. A mission to attack coalition forces with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and road-side bombs was being planned by the insurgents in the mosque. The Special Forces Ninjas called in an air strike request to Air Force fighter jets and AWAC aircraft on patrol.

Video here:Missile Attack

Pointer via: Matthew Heidt @ Froggy Ruminations who notes:

I kind of doubt that a ground asset was involved in painting this band of miscreants, because the urban terrain would necessitate a position of sufficient height to allow for target identification and yet remain outside of the casualty radius of the munitions deployed (which was fairly significant). It probably was a TF-160 guy in an AH-6 "Little Bird" that called the shot.

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Was this the wedding party that got wiped out?

Posted by: mypetgoat at October 9, 2004 5:33 AM

Not a wedding party but a mid-night basketball game to keep the young men out of the mosque so as not to become terrorists. We're such verly verly bad mans...

Posted by: phil gilbert at October 9, 2004 6:05 AM

Leavin' (leavin') on that midnight train to Georgia. (Leavin' on that midnight train to Georgia... hoo hoo!)

Posted by: Mojave Mark at October 9, 2004 8:54 AM

"Oh...dude."

Indeed.

Posted by: mark butterworth at October 9, 2004 5:44 PM

Hmmm ... al-Sadr Shia gathering in Fallujah? Is the source for this sure? It's a major headline if Zarqawi and the Shia are cooperating ....

Posted by: Robin Burk at October 9, 2004 6:25 PM

The source has his facts mixed. It's targeting pod video from a laser guided bomb attack - but still satisfying.

Posted by: hogpilot at October 9, 2004 8:25 PM

There are several more of these kinds of videos over at the Strategy page.

Posted by: Eric Blair at October 10, 2004 7:34 AM
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