A video has been leaked online showing the helmet camera footage from a US Special Forces operative in Niger back in October. The troops were ambushed by ISIS and two U.S. Special Forces soldiers and two support soldiers were killed. People have been demanding the video be stricken from the internet but fellow soldiers have responded demanding it be left up:
“Why are people demanding this video be taken down? This is war, this is what war looks like, people die in war, yes, even Americans, I am a Veteran and Americans need to see what war looks like. War is not pretty, these men who lost their lives defending our liberties are heroes, we need to stop being soft and afraid. Many other countries witness much worse than this video. I would like to thank my Brothers In Arms for their service to country and may they all RIP…”
“DON’T take this down. Everyone should see it.
And if every person saw the blood and gore of every war, Perhaps we’d grow tired of the fond of war. – infantry vet”
“As a veteran the video should stay up. This is a stark reminder to Joe public how dangerous our job is. If even 1000 millenianal hipsters can put down there phones to watch this video. Maybe they will grow some balls and respect for our country and the uniform.”
“As a Retired Combat Vet, being in two wars and various peace keeping missiom, my respects, but please do not post bideos as these. They create nightmares and worries for families of the past, present and future. God bless my brothers, RIP, and the families. “Thy brothers keeper” G”
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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, IPA: /ˈaɪsəl/), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS /ˈaɪsɪs/), Islamic State (IS) and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh (Arabic: داعش dāʿish, IPA: [ˈdaːʕɪʃ]), is a Salafi jihadist terrorist organisation and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Wahhabi, and heterodox doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.
This group has been designated a terrorist organisation by the United Nations and many individual countries. ISIL is widely known for its videos of beheadings and other types of executions of both soldiers and civilians, including journalists and aid workers, and its destruction of cultural heritage sites. The United Nations holds ISIL responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes. ISIL also committed ethnic cleansing on a historic scale in northern Iraq.
ISIL originated as Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, which pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and participated in the Iraqi insurgency following the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Western forces. The group proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate and began referring to itself as the Islamic State (الدولة الإسلامية ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah) or IS in June 2014. As a caliphate, it claims religious, political and military authority over all Muslims worldwide. Its adoption of the name Islamic State and its idea of a caliphate have been widely criticised, with the United Nations, various governments and mainstream Muslim groups rejecting its statehood.