UPDATED Zarqawi strike video

UPDATE: CENTCOM servers seem to be back up and humming. Here’s the full video:

Full Zarqawi Strike (5.8MB .wmv 2:10)

I’ll leave the partial up below. It’s got the most important bits, anyway.

CENTCOM.mil seems hosed. I had finally managed to start downloading the video of the air strike that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi when it went down.

I did manage to get the first 40 seconds of the video, which inlcudes a couple views of the hit.

Check it out: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Strike (1.85MB 0:40 of 2:10)

If you link, please link to this post, not to the video itself.

If anyone has the full video, let me know and I’ll toss it up.


  1. Spin: Zarqawi launches successful suicide-bomb attack on CENTCOM server! Intentionally leaks own location to bring down imperialist infidel IT infrastructure! First known case of suicide slashdotting!

  2. Something else for the tinfoil hat brigade: If you were watching the house from across the street and say 500ft agl, it would look just like a Christian cross of smoke and dust when the bomb first landed.

  3. It might be that a certain person learned of the video’s URL a few moments before Centcom released it publicly. It could be he wrote a bunch of his friends with the link. It couuld be that Michelle put the link up and oops… Anyway, it provides the soldiers with a good excuse to ask for a server upgrade.

  4. For the video, when you download it the file is Zaqarwi_Clip.wvx. For read the video you need to change the name of the file .wvx by .wmv.