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Unfortunately that doesn't stop the area fire from militia RPGs even if retaliation is swift and usually fatal

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Another US soldier is downed and two more hit by shattered concrete

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As US forces continue to frustrate enemy attempts to close, the militia begins setting up in the high rises with heavy weapons

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US forces move to the rooftops to clear out militia members and prepare for arrival of the QRF

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The QRF mounting up

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The first QRF vehicle approaching

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Next up Escalation

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RPG fire continues in intensity, another Styrker is narrowly missed. An SPG area fires on US positions in the Apt complex being unable to ID a target.

Retaliation in both cases is swift. In Sadr City there is one incident where an RPG is fired on the author's position.

His comrades in adjacent rooms come running in expecting to find him dead from a direct hit. Instead it had struck a utility pole directly outside the building.

I thought of that when seeing this SPG round.

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1st Platoon continues to clear insurgents from the gov't complex rooftop while 2nd pltn begins to clear the building.

Fleeing insurgents are caught in a crossfire fire by 1st Pltn and passing Strykers.

The results is utter carnage.

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A surviving RPG gunner gets off one round before being eliminated, but that round causes the first US fatality. Meanwhile on the roof of the Gov't complex

2nd Pltn Infantry gives an insurgent the opportunity to surrender, he choses wrong.

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An RPG gunner from the disaster at the Gov't complex let's loose at 1st Pltn on the Apt complex, while the last surviving member of the SPG team
fires another harmless round at the same building. 2nd Pltn HQ races to hook up with 1st Pltn to assess the situation and decide where to deploy once the Gov't complex is secured.



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By this point a series of communications had gone back and forth between 1st Pltn, A Co HQ and Bn. The translator and XO of 1st pltn had looked through the materials captured in the safe house communicating back to the Bn S2 that documents indicated the insurgents had been building up forces for a major attack.

It could be this battle has triggered the release of those forces even if unplanned. A Co may be in for the fight of it's life. Bn S2 orders those documents to be sent back for verification with other sources. Meanwhile the S2 informs the Bn Commander they should be prepared to reinforce 1st and 2nd Pltn quickly. A Co is told to commit all it's forces to the fight. 3rd Pltn in a nearby Combat outpost prepares to move out onto the MSR on foot.

Fortunately the unit transfer had only begin and the Stryker Bn is still free to be used as a unified force. The insurgents would have been better off delaying their attack for a few weeks.

The departing Stryker roars down the MSR straight into a hastily planned ambush by several insurgent teams. The first rocket misses, the second hits the roof while a third fired into it's flank hits the fortunately empty passenger compartment. The Crew uninjured bails from the vehicle into the ambush zone.

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Meanwhile the insurgents have had time to coordinate deployment of heavier weapons and assault teams The battle for the corner building explodes in violence.

An SPG team on the water tower hammers the defenders while a car bomb speeds into position. Fortunately the defenders are able to riddle it with MG fire and grenades before it can detonate.
Under cover of the smoke and explosions an assault force of well over a dozen insurgents charges into the building


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Another car bomb races towards the American position, but is hit by 1st pltn units in overwatch on the Apt complex. Meanwhile in the corner house, the insurgent rush is blocked from spreading beyond the initial entry room.

2nd pltn teams do not wait for orders and instead race immediately for the damaged Stryker. The gunner blocks insurgent attempts to capture the driver, who lies bleeding in the street by the Stryker having been hit by small arms fire from the ambush team.

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2nd pltn suppresses the ambushing RPG team while a 1st pltn team holds out on the second floor blocking insurgent attempts to reinforce the corner house assault.

The situation continues to deteriorate as insurgent reinforcements pour in increasing numbers into the battlezone. Room to room fighting continues in the corner house with no quarter asked or given.

The insurgents attempt to force their way to the second floor.

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The battle for the corner house continues. Another American is fatally wounded while the insurgents falter under the amount of firepower US forces are dishing out.

An Insurgent technical mounting a heavy AA gun opens fire on the Gov't complex.

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1st Pltn units on the Apt complex open up on the technical while another RPG team narrowly misses a Stryker again. Insurgent forces move into position for a close quarters fight only to be caught by 3rd pltn units advancing up the MSR.

Note the Stryker idling next to the construction site.

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1st Pltn continues to hold out on the third floor denying the insurgents a way out of what has become a trap. 3rd pltn continues moving down the MSR when they suffer their first casualty. Sniper!!! Frantically they search for the source of the fire eventually finding and eliminating him.

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I love this shot, the posture of the trooper just looks so lifelike. Who cares that he's looking at the paint peeling off the bottom of the balcony above, he still gets the insurgent.

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Though the battle inside the corner house has ended, the insurgents are far from done. The SPG gunner on the watertower starts to just drop rounds into the street in the midst of the US position while an RPG team opens fire on the 1st Pltn position atop the Apt complex resulting in more casualties.

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2nd Pltn begins clearing a perimeter around the damaged Stryker. While the 1st pltn survivors who can still move vacate the rooftop position.

A devastating decision to have to abandon their fellow soldiers.

Meanwhile 3rd Pltn narrows the gap to 2nd Pltn.

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2nd Pltn continues house to house clearing the perimeter while another RPG team opens fire narrowly missing an open Stryker. The round overshoots almost hitting 2nd pltn units down the street.

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Insurgents in the construction site near 2nd pltn fire an RPG at another stryker, again narrowly missing. US forces have been very lucky considering the sheer volume of RPG fire.

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More insurgents pour into the construction site proceeding to close assault a 2nd Pltn stryker, first dropping grenades from above and then trying to clamber onto the vehicle. A passing Stryker from A co HQ strafes the insurgents breaking up the attack.

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2nd Pltn surges forward eliminating all resistance while 3rd pltn pushes fronm the other direction. Higher command issues new RoE due to the size of the insurgent assault and the gloves come off. 3rd Pltn units start blasting their way through houses to disrupt insurgent ambush positions.

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(they had a sound contact on the area)

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A lone insurgent is the first to get an indication that the insurgents may have taken on a tougher foe than expected.

Racing to notify his cell leader he descends to the street only to find out too late US forces have already infiltrated the area.

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