Images: War caught on video
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This video, found on YouTube, apparently shows an American airstrike on an enemy position. Voices in the background indicate that American troops have filmed the attack and are heard celebrating a direct hit. Such videos can be used by America’s enemies to paint U.S. troops as bloodthirsty, say experts.
A clip found on Ogrish.com claims to show an American tank being attacked by an Improvised Explosive Device, or IED. Tech-savvy insurgents are videotaping and then posting clips to the Web in an effort to document successful operations against the U.S., say executives at Ogrish.
This is a scene from “Iraq ? the truth?” a nine-minute video that claims to have been produced by those opposing U.S. troops in Iraq. The film asks Americans to “do everything in their power” to oust the Bush administration.
Typically, the videos posted by insurgents or terrorist groups on the Internet are accompanied by the insignia of whatever group is claiming responsibility for a particular military action and often include crossed swords or AK-47 machine guns. This symbol was taken from a video found at Ogrish.com.
Marines fight from atop a building in this video found at YouTube. Many videos posted on Internet-sharing sites appear designed to demonstrate American firepower.
A video found at Guba.com claims to show American servicemen monitoring suspected insurgents with night-vision equipment. Communication between the Americans heard on the video indicates that the men possess a weapon and eventually are fired on with automatic weapons.