Finaly had a chance to battle-test the Strike Eagle sight from @vortexoptics during the fight a week and a half ago. I engaged a total of six enemy fighters using the Strike Eagle, spending six magazines (single shots only) and half an ammunition belt on a PKM machinegun. I ran out of power on my helmet camera right after this footage was taken, but here I am engaging three guys at around 350 meters. They were firing at us from their positions in the tall grass, but dissapeard after we had fired back at them for a while... hard to tell if we got any good hits, but I could tell the sight was pretty on due to my tracer rounds. The fourth target I engaged was in the same area, but closer, maybe 250 meters away. We definitly got some hits on that guy, for sure. The last two targets I engaged was much closer, around 100 meters away. That was after general Wahed had taken out one of the armoured vehicles himself, using several RPG's. The vehicle was disabled right in front of the trench and cought fire. We thought everyone inside was burned to a crisp, but a guy jumped out of the burning wreck after a while and made a run for it back where they had came from... he didn't get far as we were a bunch of guys opening fire on him at the same time. Another guy came out later and tried to run away as well, but we cut him down too. We had several others in the grass taking shots at us all day. I was one of the few with a good scope, so I did my best trying to locate the snipers, but they were good. They used cover and moved around a lot, and I had several bullet impacts right in front of me and whizzing past my head, forcing me to change my position all the time, which made it hard to find them. It was frustrating as hell, but we got them in the end, and I'll tell you how on my next post. I'm pretty satisfied with how the Strike Eagle performed in combat and I might actually get another one to have in spare. A big thanks to @vortexoptics for making such a great product and to @bart_ocl for sending it to me. #vortexoptics #vortexnation
From yesterday. Our frontline recieved a heavy shelling from the enemy's 82 mm mortars while I had some time off in our village close by. Me and a couple of the guys quickly got into a pickup truck and headed towards the front in case of a follow up attack. Halfway there, our driver stopped the car as we could see the impacts of the mortars all around the frontline. I told him there was no point in waiting and that we should just go for it, so we did, full speed towards the area where the grenades were churning up the earth and having dirt and rocks flying high. We got into position and decided to fire back with the 14,5 mm heavy machinegun and our own 82 mm mortar. The 14,5 mm, the one we took from the Islamic State in Sinjar a few months ago, was broken and it took the guys an hour to fix it. And the 82 mm... well, let's just say the grenades have seen better days. The lack of heavy arms and anti-tank weapons is an issue the kurds have raised several times in the past. The US and the iraqi government is expecting the Peshmerga to support the Mosul offensive, but with what? Unarmoured pickup trucks and small arms? If it comes to that, we will anyway, because the kurds don't give a f*ck and will take on anyone with whatever they got. But obviously, it would save lifes and time if the US would finaly decide to arm the kurds directly instead through Bagdad, as the shipments sent there have an tendency to be held back or delayed. If the US would arm us like they've been arming the Iraqi Army for the past years, this war could be over pretty soon and there wouldn't be any need for ground troops from the West. Time for some shoutouts. I would like to thank @chrisjochen, @maggaa and @nemanjapopovic for their financial aid. Also, go follow @dzha_tiror and @peshmarga.ctg for footage from the kurdish Counterterrorism Group based in Sulaymaniyah. I'm still considering taking a week off soon and visit this city, and I might visit the CTG camp as well and tell you guys more about this elite unit. Finaly, go follow my buddy @scandipesh as well, a norwgian volunteer with the Peshmerga at the Kirkuk front. #peshmerganor #embracethesuck
Un soldado veterano de guerra en Afganistán se ha convertido en estrella de las redes sociales… y en el terror del grupo yihadista Estado islámico (EI).
Se trata de “Peshmerganor”, quien oculta su nombre verdadero por razones de seguridad. A través de su página web y de su cuenta en Instagram comparte las situaciones a las que se enfrentan los soldados kurdos (Peshmerga) combatiendo a EI en Irak.
“Peshmerganor” se define como un exsoldado que acudió a Irak de forma voluntaria, y quien mantiene su lucha a través de las donaciones que sus cerca de 70 mil seguidores realizan.
“Mis oraciones están con las personas de Bélgica y todos los afectados por los atentados en Bruselas. Como lo he dicho antes, esto es guerra, aunque nuestros líderes no quieran admitirlo porque quizás se sientan culpables de permirit que el islamismo radical se expanda en Europa”, comentó sobre los atentados terroristas que paralizaron el Viejo Continente hace tres semanas.
En la galería de fotos podrán conocer algunas de las fotografías que ha compartido en redes sociales.