“Fired Rifle”

A reader forwards me this video along with this description:

The video was filmed by some Air Force Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) in Tal Afar, west of Mosul. They were with a Marine Advisor Support Team – they are attached to Iraqi units and help train their forces on a day- to-day basis – who where in a fairly sustained firefight in the streets of Tal Afar with about 3 Anti-Iraqi Forces (AIF). They set their video camera on the bumper of their Up-Armored HMMWV which they were using for cover.

You can hear them shooting back and forth. The rounds you can hear are from the Marines and the ones you hear pinging against the side of the vehicle with no accompanying pop are from the AIF.

When the JTACs say they just “fired rifle” that means the aircraft just launched the Maverick. You can hear it come in and see it strike the vehicle the AIF were using for cover.


I’m glad I’m “with us” and not “against us”.

If you’re going to link, please link to the post and not the video file. I will change the filename and your link will break if it’s to the video itself. Link here instead.

UPDATE 2: It’s fixed. Thanks to all who helped.


  1. Can’t get it to download at all. Hope you have a copy of it you can put on a different server or something……. Thanks.

  2. nope, I’m Getting quote————- 155 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /archives/Misc/firedrifle.wmv on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. 0 /quote————– Hope that helps

  3. If this is the kind of advantage military spending gets us, hey it’s worth every dime! I can’t imagine how grateful those Marines were to see their adversary dispatched so completely. Incredible video.

  4. Man! Bet that didn’t hurt for long! LOL! It’s genuinely refreshing to sincere, deserving local boys (the AIF) doing poorly! LOL! Thanks for the link and post!