Soleimani’s legacy: The gruesome, advanced IEDs that haunted U.S. troops in Iraq

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/01/03/soleimanis-legacy-gruesome-high-tech-ieds-that-haunted-us-troops-iraq/

Soleimani’s legacy: The gruesome, advanced IEDs that haunted U.S. troops in Iraq

The weapons, compact but potent, are deployed against armored vehicles in a way similar to traditional IEDs but are much deadlier and more effective, Castner said. But they are also more complex and difficult to produce.
Shaped like a coffee can but a little smaller, with a slightly concave end, the device is packed with plastic explosives that turn a copper plate into molten slugs that barrel through several inches of armor, sending elongated shards tumbling through bodies and vehicles, and producing entry and exit holes similar to gunshots.
“They were really bad,” Castner said, and by far the most-dreaded explosive device he encountered because of their deadly efficiency.

EFPs killed at least 196 U.S. troops and wounded nearly 900 between 2005 and 2011, defense officials revealed in 2015, and Castner said a high number of amputations throughout the war were the direct result of the weapons. In the 2006 attack, slugs took both legs off a soldier and one from a gunner, he wrote in his memoir, “The Long Walk.”


Soleimani’s Quds Force provided EFP training and logistics to militants in Iraq, along with far-reaching supply routes and factories inside the country, the history said, where knowledge and tips on their construction filled CD-ROMs circulated among bombmakers.

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And yet some “Americans” here think we should not have taken this savage piece of garbage out. This my friends is an actual war crime.
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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Lots of propaganda to be found on the farm.

lol @ the iran apologists comments.

Do you ever contribute anything of value? if so, I haven't seen it.


What does this even mean? what evidence do you have of your claim? Take your drive by silly posts and go bother someone else.
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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No one has denied that he was a horrible person.


But 600+ dead americans and 1000's wounded aren't "horrible enough" for you to want to take him out when a democrat is not in office.



You should go ask some Iraq war vets what they think.