Series of scenes, light enhanced night vision photography, showing U.S. Army Soldiers conducting a night time raid on a mosque and a school building to capture and destroy a weapons cache and the forces of cleric Muqtada al-sadar in Karbala, Iraq. U.S Soldiers are wearing night vision binocular system. Shows various weapon caches. Night images of a M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank engaging insurgents with 50 caliber machine gun fire (silent-can see flashes of gunfire and smoke). Soldiers load captured munitions into the back of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Shows more captured weapons and components for making IED’s. Daytime scenes of 50 caliber machine gun fire from a Main Battle Tank impacting on a building. Iraqi soldier holding a propaganda poster showing Muqtada al-sadar. Daytime scene of weapons cache.
Series of scenes of Combat Engineers conducting searches for improvised explosive devices (IED’s) along a section of Iraqi National Highway 1 also known as Main Supply Road Tampa using a “Buffalo”. The Buffalo is a Mine Protected Clearance/Control Vehicle. Shows U.S. Soldier dressed in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bomb Suite walking to inspect a suspicious site for mines or IED’s. View of a partially obstructed IED. Four mortar bombs displayed on the ground. Combat Engineers repairing shoulder of road. Shows traffic, military and civilian, traveling along highway