Iraq Insurgency (2): US Army Vehicles in Action (Mini Color Series 7519)
By Carl Schulze
Publisher: Concord Publication 2008 58 Pages
PDF 56 MB
January 2008: Two years have passed since the first volume of the two-part work, "Iraq Insurgency: U.S. Army Armored Vehicles in Action", has been published. Still the struggle for peace in Iraq has not come to an end, and the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq has risen to some 3960. In addition 29.000 U.S. personnel have been wounded in combat operations.
But U.S., Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have not been the only ones targeted. In 2006. sectarian violence between Shiites and Sunnis escalated further. On 22 February 2006, the gold-covered dome of the holy Al-Askari Mosque in Samarra was destroyed in an attack. In November 2006, one of the deadliest bombings since the beginning of the insurgency caused the deaths of more than 200 people in Sadr City. Baghdad. In the incident, five car bombs were detonated on crowded streets. All over Iraq, areas populated by a mixture of Sunnis and Shiites erupted in violence aimed at terminating minorities so as to let one or the other side gain power in the region. In Baghdad, warring factions were fighting for power in most districts. Even the presence of U.S. and ISF troops did not stop "death squads" from raiding houses of opposing ethnicities and slaughtering inhabitants.