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Twitter report of Rockets hitting US base at Baghdad International Airport

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posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Definitely looks like rockets not mortars from the video.

Possibly this type of portable rocket launch system or something very like it is the culprit.


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posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: introvert
Sounds exactly like mortars to me.

I'd bet that is what they used.


Did you watch the video? Doesn't look like mortars to me....though I could very likely be incorrect.


Yes, I did. Didn't look like rockets-missiles to me and it sounded like mortars.




posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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I am certainly not a weapons expert but after looking a videos of Katyusha rockets and mortar rounds fired at night it looks like rocket fire. In the mortar videos the flash from the mortar round is at the end of the mortar tube and doesn't move with the shell while the rockets have a glow from ignition that follows the rocket for a short distance.




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posted on Sep, 21 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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I'm not a weapons expert, but to me it looks like the angle of the projectile was too low to be a mortar. Mortars, to my knoweldge, are ballistic. Therefore, they are aimed with a wide angle. Although I'd say the "sound" in the video didn't sound like a rocket, and the fire trail was too short for a rocket.

A "rocket" mortar, with a short burn engine?



posted on Sep, 22 2015 @ 04:33 AM
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Ok thats not right, we just heard a Russian base attacked earlier by US-Backed IS and now we have an attack on a US base.

Looks like the proxy war is getting worse by the minute.

I suspect, Russian backed operatives on this one..
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posted on Sep, 22 2015 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: bjarneorn
a reply to: oddnutz

I'm not a weapons expert, but to me it looks like the angle of the projectile was too low to be a mortar. Mortars, to my knoweldge, are ballistic. Therefore, they are aimed with a wide angle. Although I'd say the "sound" in the video didn't sound like a rocket, and the fire trail was too short for a rocket.

A "rocket" mortar, with a short burn engine?


I thought the same....looked more like rocket fire to me.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 02:26 AM
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Here's a few stories about it....saying Katyusha rockets fired more toward the former Camp Victory than BIAP.

news.yahoo.com...

www.reuters.com...

news.vice.com...



An interesting report from Triple Canopy security company...

www.triplecanopy.com...



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 03:09 AM
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InnerPeace2012 :

I suspect, Russian backed operatives on this one...


Or, the enemy of both Russia and the US seeking to embroil them into a military response upon each other?




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