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Posted: 7/29/2005 3:03:00 PM EDT

U.S. soldiers of the army infantry from the Stryker brigade walk through the streets during patrol in Mosul, northern Iraq, July 29, 2005. Two U.S. soldiers were killed on Thursday when their unit came under attack by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades in Cykla, about 200 km (124 miles) west of Baghdad, a U.S. military statement said. REUTERS/Andrea Comas


A suicide bomber blew himself up amidst a group of Iraqi army recruits in northern Iraq on Friday, killing 25 people and wounding 35, as Sunni Muslims protested in Baghdad against alleged government torture. Police said the attack occurred outside a municipal building in Rabia, a town 50 miles northwest of Mosul, Iraq's third largest city and a focus of an 18-month-old insurgent campaign against U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces. U.S. Staff Sergeant Adrian Ramirez of the army infantry from the Stryker brigade walks past an Iraqi woman peering from behind a wall during a patrol in Mosul, northern Iraq, July 29, Photo by Andrea Comas/Reuters


Iraqi children run into a house as U.S. Army Private First Class Jeremy Bellanger of the Stryker brigade patrols a street in Mosul, northern Iraq, July 29, 2005. The U.S. hopes to sharply reduce its forces in Iraq by the middle of next year, its top commander on the ground said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Andrea Comas


Colonel Saman Talabani(C) patrols with his soldiers from in May 2005. Talabani, the youngest colonel in Iraq's revamped army, is a slim, grizzled veteran who already has 15 years of combat experience.(AFP/Marwan Naamani)


Kurdish Saman Talabani, 37, the youngest colonel in Iraqi army, talks on his radio during a joint raid operation by US-Iraqi forces in Baquba.(AFP/Liu Jin)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 29: Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Ground Forces Command prepare to raid a home July 29, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The unit, with the help of advisors from the U.S. Army and Marines, is tasked with providing security for the city of Fallujah until a police force can be established. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


An Israeli soldier shouts Palestinian men after the Israeli army closed the Howwara army checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus July 29, 2005. Reuters/Abed Omar Qusini


Israeli soldiers arrest a demonstrator during a protest against Israel's controversial barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah July 29, 2005. REUTERS/Loay Abu


Palestinian masked gunmen of the Ahmed Abu Alrish Brigades, a militant group with ties to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, hold rifles during a rally in the Khan Younis refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 29, 2005. Palestinian gunmen on Friday abducted two U.N. contractors, including an Australian woman, holding the pair for three hours in Gaza City before freeing them unharmed. Although no one was seriously hurt in either incident, the unrest reflected the ongoing chaos plaguing the area. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)



An Indian paramilitary soldier(L) lies injured whilst troops shoot during a fire-fight in the commercial hub, Budshah Chowk in Srinagar.(AFP/Taussef Mustafa)


An Indian soldier jumps over his comrade during a militant attack in Srinagar July 29, 2005. Fifteen people, including six journalists, were wounded during a fierce gunbattle between troops and Muslim rebels in Srinagar, the biggest city in Indian Kashmir, witnesses said. Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters


A member of the Ukrainian special forces (L) stands guard while a convict destroys illegal marihuana plants in Snezhnoe, some 110 km (968 miles) north of Donetsk, July 29, 2005. The seized drugs had a street market value of about $30,000, a spokesman said. REUTERS/Alexander Khudotioply


Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels should take their lead from the Irish Republican Army, lay down their weapons and abandon a two-decade armed struggle for self-rule, the island's government said on July 29, 2005. A Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebel is seen during the 'Black Tigers Day' ceremony in the village of Ambalanturai village in Batticaloa, eastern Sri Lanka, in this July 5, 2005 file photo. (Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi/Reuters)


A Thai soldier guards a school bus in the largely Muslim province of Yala, about 1,084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, July 20, 2005. A militant demand that the Islamic holy day be observed as a day of prayer brought much of a southern Thai province to a halt on Friday. Rubber tappers and merchants in the relatively poor province of Narathiwat, where 80 percent of the 800,000 people depend on rubber for a living, said they were simply too scared to work. Picture taken July 20, 2005. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


Zambian soldiers stand guard outside Lusaka's central prison where a British man sought in connection with the July 7 London bombings is being detained. Zambian officials said they were trying to establish the arrested man's identity.(AFP/Mackson Wasamunu)


Peruvian soldiers march during to a military parade in Lima, Peru, on Friday, July 29, 2005, in celebration of their 182th anniversary of Independence. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)


Mexian army soldiers take cover as they search a house after a shootout Thursday 28, 2005, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. A group of armed men arriving in several vehicles used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home in this violent Mexican border city Thursday night, authorities said.People inside the house are believed to have returned fire with powerful weapons of their own, triggering a massive shootout.(AP Photo)


Federal police and army soldiers search a house after a shootout Thursday 28, 2005, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. A group of armed men arriving in several vehicles used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home in this violent Mexican border city Thursday night, authorities said.People inside the house are believed to have returned fire with powerful weapons of their own, triggering a massive shootout.(AP Photo)


Federal police search a house after a shootout Thursday 28, 2005, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.A group of armed men arriving in several vehicles used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home in this violent Mexican border city Thursday night, authorities said.People inside the house are believed to have returned fire with powerful weapons of their own, triggering a massive shootout. (AP Photo)


A police sniper lines up his weapon as he takes up position in the Notting Hill district of London Friday July 29, 2005, near where police arrested three men after raiding two residences in the area, and said they were connected to the failed July 21 attacks on London's transport network.(AP Photo/Robert Jackson)


Heavily armed police offiicers take up position in the Notting Hill district of London Friday July 29, 2005, near where police arrested three men after raiding two residences in the area, and said they were connected to the failed July 21 attacks on London's transport network.(AP Photo/Robert Jackson)


A heavily armed police offiicer stands near parked vehicles in the Notting Hill district of London Friday July 29, 2005, near where police arrested three men after raiding two residences in the area, and said they were connected to the failed July 21 attacks on London's transport network.(AP Photo/Robert Jackson)

Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:08:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:10:51 PM EDT
Is that Iraqi Colonel in the first picture using a folding stock FAL?

Doesn't look like an AK.

ben
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:14:12 PM EDT


I'd like to see how many of these dudes shoot each other when the truck goes over a speed bump...
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:15:47 PM EDT
Good pics.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:23:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Is that Iraqi Colonel in the first picture using a folding stock FAL?

Doesn't look like an AK.

ben



Thats because its a folding stock FAL.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:23:33 PM EDT
Thanks, great pics ..
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:26:40 PM EDT
AI goodness!
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:45:19 PM EDT
My question is why the Brit sniper and the guy who looks like his spotter are wearing gas masks. I mean, it seems unlikely they'd need it for the usual things on fire flashbang and intimidation purposes and it seems there are better ways to hide your face than a gas mask. I'd rather not have to use a scoped long rifle in one.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:47:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
My question is why the Brit sniper and the guy who looks like his spotter are wearing gas masks. I mean, it seems unlikely they'd need it for the usual things on fire flashbang and intimidation purposes and it seems there are better ways to hide your face than a gas mask. I'd rather not have to use a scoped long rifle in one.

Because they're prone in a London gutter.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:48:14 PM EDT
OUTSTANDING
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:50:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Is that Iraqi Colonel in the first picture using a folding stock FAL?

Doesn't look like an AK.

ben



Thats because its a folding stock FAL.



He has good tastes in weaponry.

Ben
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:51:00 PM EDT
I like the tactical blue jeans and sneakers! They must have had very little time to gear up.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:51:23 PM EDT
Great pics. Like the FAL Para in Iraq.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:51:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 3:52:41 PM EDT by Enigma102083]

this guy is hard corps if he's their youngest, and yet has 15 years combat expirence.

ETA: I wonder if US troops salute him?
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:53:31 PM EDT


AWP camper!!
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:56:56 PM EDT
great pics
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:57:35 PM EDT
I love the Iraqui guy leading from the front.

He's learning.

Don't order troops anywhere that you aren't willing to go.

Lead from the front.

Good job.

Takes a bit to transition form "Allah akbar" to a sound tactical force.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:58:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
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this guy is hard corps if he's their youngest, and yet has 15 years combat expirence.

ETA: I wonder if US troops salute him?



I don't know about salutes, but he is KURDISH, and the Kurds are a good people and can fight. Their cities are also typically cleaner and better organized than the cities in the rest of Iraq. I would give this guy his due respect.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 4:30:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:24:13 PM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:27:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:31:25 PM EDT
Nice pics.

Love that FAL.
I am surprised we don't see more of them.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:33:19 PM EDT
anyone else see the koolaid man ????
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 8:51:56 PM EDT
I'm looking for a pic of the reported rocket launcher used in recent Nuevo Laredo firefight.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 8:55:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lu380:
I like the tactical blue jeans and sneakers! They must have had very little time to gear up.



Nah, he's just good. He doesn't need any fancy pants or chest rigs to shoot people from long distances.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 8:58:21 PM EDT
Look at those fingers. They are learning something.

Also good to see them standing up and kick'en in.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 9:00:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 9:01:20 PM EDT by dpmmn]





When did th e Mexican Army get Humvees and Mk 19's?
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 9:02:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Is that Iraqi Colonel in the first picture using a folding stock FAL?

Doesn't look like an AK.

ben



Thats because its a folding stock FAL.



In the first pic, the one with 5 Iraqis patrolling with the one US Soldier, the Colonel appears to be carrying an SVD variant. Intersting that he is wearing a different helmet from the second pic, with no cover and no rank insignia. Yet, he retains the red shoulder boards on his cammies. He is also wearing differnt body armor in the second pic.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 9:30:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 9:32:31 PM EDT by steve-oh]
The old lady in the background is thinking the same thing I am. "Now that's an awesome rifle. Me likey. "




Thanks again for sharing Lumpy. good stuff as always!
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 9:53:19 PM EDT
Great pics lumpy, thanks!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 4:17:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
The old lady in the background is thinking the same thing I am. "Now that's an awesome rifle. Me likey. "





Actually, she's thinking what I'm thinking: "Dude, is that Bowflage?"
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 4:30:00 AM EDT
Very good as usual!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:46:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:



An Indian paramilitary soldier(L) lies injured whilst troops shoot during a fire-fight in the commercial hub, Budshah Chowk in Srinagar.(AFP/Taussef Mustafa)


An Indian soldier jumps over his comrade during a militant attack in Srinagar July 29, 2005. Fifteen people, including six journalists, were wounded during a fierce gunbattle between troops and Muslim rebels in Srinagar, the biggest city in Indian Kashmir, witnesses said. Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters




Are those weird looking hats or weird looking helmets?



Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:51:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TIMMAH:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

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An Indian paramilitary soldier(L) lies injured whilst troops shoot during a fire-fight in the commercial hub, Budshah Chowk in Srinagar.(AFP/Taussef Mustafa)

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An Indian soldier jumps over his comrade during a militant attack in Srinagar July 29, 2005. Fifteen people, including six journalists, were wounded during a fierce gunbattle between troops and Muslim rebels in Srinagar, the biggest city in Indian Kashmir, witnesses said. Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters




Are those weird looking hats or weird looking helmets?






Those are the same helmets the rebels wore on Endor.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:52:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:56:28 AM EDT
They got a smoking deal on Star Wars rebel helmets...
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:57:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
They got a smoking deal on Star Wars rebel helmets...



Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:20:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 11:24:12 AM EDT by tweeter]

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
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this guy is hard corps if he's their youngest, and yet has 15 years combat expirence.

ETA: I wonder if US troops salute him?



Kurds usually get their rank from their position in their tribe, this guys' last name is Talabani, so I'm guessing he's Talabani , his last name just tells me that he got it by being related to someone that's waaay up on the tribal food chain.

Saying that he's a kurdish colonel in the iraqi army is about as impressive to me as telling me he just graduated from kindergarten.

Also, if you're kurdish in iraq, you've got combat experience. they've only been trying to kill all of them for the past few decades or so.

Further, the photos showed him carrying a Dragunov, what the fuck is a colonel going to do with a Drag? In the second one it's showing him carrying an FAL, really exotic over here, especially for iraqi army.

he's doing it for show, probably because there's a camera nearby. the retard is smoking on a patrol, way to set an example sir. there is no cultural excuse for poor performance and he just exudes incompetence, everything i see about him tells me he's all show-no go.

there's no fucking way i would salute an iraqi anything.

ETA: nice photos as usual Lumpy, sorry I got carried away.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 4:58:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 5:03:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
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AWP camper!!


i dont know how many got it but i did lol



yay! someone got my funny but obscure reference!!
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 5:07:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 7:46:28 PM EDT
How did AMD65's end up in Mexico? And is that a Hummer the mexican police are using?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:07:56 AM EDT
I was just about to post the same thing concerning the AMD65s in MEXICO
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:37:28 AM EDT
Lumpy, once again, you are the man! thanks for all the great pictures.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:04:18 AM EDT
The second pic would be good for photoshoping.. Check out the old lady's hand. She needs a pistol.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:07:44 AM EDT
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