State of North Baghdad – an ambush in the area Aldhabtih

The undated video is an ambush of a small armoured car and the subsequent murder of one of the captured soldiers.

Live fire elements and the constant shrieking of “Allah akbah” dissolve any thoughts that this is a video game, or a staged event.NumberPlate

The insurgents fire automatic weapons and at times throw hand grenades at passing trucks on a highway. Eventually one vehicle is incapacitated, and the armed group over run it and loot the ammunition and even pull a ballistics vest of one of the dead soldiers.

Another soldiers is taken captive who speaks briefly in a ‘confession’ and is later murdered. This is followed by an image of the cache of weapons this group has amassed, presumable from similar such attacks.

The concept of arming a small guerrilla group through ambush is not a new one, however the defiling of the dead bodies sets a wide mark away from any sensibilities and shows a dark agenda which has no place in a modern world.