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Iraqi Troops Use IED Against ISIS Sui...
Baiji
By mushtaq mohammed
11 May 2015

Baiji, Iraq
May 11, 2015

Video shows Shiite Popular Mobilization militia and Iraqi government reinforcements being deployed in the Himrin Mountains near the oil refinery of Baiji to the north of Baghdad.
The footage also includes a large explosion resulting from a remotely detonated roadside bomb that targeted what is believed to be an ISIS suicide car bomb. Iraqi forces had planted this explosive device on their last defense line to thwart attacks by ISIS.
ISIS took over several positions from Iraqi forces in this area on May 9 before they were pushed back in a counter offensive.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Various of military helicopters and vehicles
Wide of Iraqi forces vehicles destroyed by ISIS
Wide of large explosion set off against ISIS suicide bomber
Various of Iraqi government and Shiite militia forces
Wide of killed ISIS fighter corpse

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Popular Mobilization Fighter
01:53

“We started the battle this morning.
We inflected many casualties in their ranks. There were Saudis and Qataris among them. God willing, we will win over them.

02:12
“[We are obeying the marja’iya [Ayatollah Sistani] and for us this jihad. This is sacred for us – to defend our homeland and wise marja’iya.”

02:29
“There were no losses in our ranks. Our losses were very small. Thanks be to God.”

Various of military Humvees
Wide of fighters receiving food
Wide of fighters resting

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Hardship for Earthquake Survivors in ...
Kodari, Nepal
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

On April 27th a second earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck in an area 17 km south of the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border. Massive landslides further blocked the already damaged Araniko Highway which connects the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to the border. A week after the natural disaster 1500 people were still isolated in Kodari where they survived by sleeping in vehicles and improvised shelters. Cold temperatures at night and uncertainty about when it will be possible for them to leave the dangerous area is taking a heavy toll on the local population. A few helicopters from the Nepalese Army are being used to transfer from 12 to 40 people a day to a safer places, but the small number of passengers per trip and a shortage of food is said to create chaos and further hunger for the people waiting to be airlifted. Some people decide to walk the 12 kilometers along the damaged highway that connects Kodari to the town of Barabise where it is possible to travel by bus to the capital.

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Aftermath of an Airstrike in Ma'art A...
Maarrat Al-Nu'man
By Omar Alwan
08 Apr 2015

Photos show the aftermath and rescue efforts following an alleged airstrike by Syrian regime helicopters at residential neighborhoods in the heart of Ma'art Al-nu'man, a city in northwest Syria on the highway between Damascus and Aleppo, resulting in at least 4 civilian deaths.

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Land Day 20
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
30 Mar 2015

An Israeli security helicopter circles above Wadi Fukin during the olive tree planting event to commemorate Palestinian Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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US-Led Coalition Airstrikes Target Ti...
Tikrit
By mushtaq mohammed
26 Mar 2015

Video shows smoke from US-led coalition airstrikes on Tikrit.
It also includes a shot of an Iraqi helicopter and a shot of a destroyed ISIS convoy in the Albou Ajeel area, 30Km east of Tikrit.

The military operation to drive ISIS fighters of Tikrit, the hometown of late Iraqi President and a Sunni stronghold, was resumed today after a halt of two weeks.

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Houthis Capture Key Military Airbase ...
Lahij
By Dhaifallah Homran
25 Mar 2015

March 25, 2015
Lahij, Yemen

Houthi militants, allegedly backed by troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, captured a key military airbase in the province of Lahij. According to a New York Times report, this base was used by American in "counterterrorism" operations. The airbase was use The Houthis are now just 40km away from the city of Aden where President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled after being evacuated from the presidential palace in Sanaa.

The video shows Houthi militants roving the streets of Lahij in military convoys and grounded fighter jets at the Al-Anad military base.

SHOTLIST

Wide of military vehicles moving
Wide of helicopter flying at low altitude
Wide of armored vehicles column
Wide of fighters in moving pickup truck
Traveling of fighters at entrance of military base
Traveling of helicopter flying at low altitude
Traveling of road and cement blocks
Wide of fighter jets on the ground
Wide of fighters and military vehicles
Wide of fighters on top of armored personnel carrier
Traveling of fighters inside pickup truck

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British Military Trainer Instructs Sh...
Karbala
By mushtaq mohammed
18 Nov 2014

November 18, 2014
Karbala, Iraq

Iraqi British military trainer Shaker al-Saidi instructs volunteers from the Al-Abbas Combat Division, a Shia militia that is fighting alongside the Iraqi Army. The video shows the trainee paratroopers in a training session, in Karbala, prior to their first practice jump from over 3000 feet. The Iraqi army has provided the militia with a helicopter to help in the fight against ISIS. The volunteers have been undergoing intensive training for 14 to 15 hours a day for the last 45 days.

In 1983, Shaker joined the Youth Academy for Paratroopers in Iraq. In 2000 he emigrated with his family to Britain where he continued developing these skills before becoming a trainer and a member of the British Parachute Regiment, the airborne infantry of the British Army. He also trained British forces stationed in the United Arab Emirates and many other Arabic countries.

Transcription:

Saleh, fighter in Al-Abbas Combat Division (man, Arabic):
(0:55-01:19) "We belong to Al-Abbas Combat Division. My fellow fighters and I fight under the flag of the religious leader and today is our first trial jump."

Interviewer: "How many meters are you going to jump?"

Saleh: "3000 feet." (1000 meters)

Shaker al-Saidi, Iraqi British trainer (man, Arabic):
(01:24-02:01) "The purpose of this training is that in the current circumstances we are experiencing the need for paratroopers who can reach areas that are difficult for field fighters or vehicles to access. We might need to use them for special targets in the night time. Those chosen paratroopers can be the beginning of the formation of a parachuting force consisting of over 100 fighters."

Maitham al-Zubaidi, commander of Al-Abbas Combat Division, (man, Arabic):
(03:15-04-11) "This is the first trained group in Al-Abbas Combat Division, trained by the international trainer Shaker al-Saedi. Al-Abbas Combat Division was formed as an answer to the call of the religious leader, and it was included in the Iraqi army and a part of the operations of al-Furat al-Awsat. The purpose of today's jump is to increase the strength and the abilities of the fighters in the group to be able to face the current and upcoming challenges."

Shaker al-Saidi:
(05:42-06-11) "The first jump in the history of "the popular forces" is taken by this hero right here, under the leadership of Al-Abbas Combat Division. History will document this. The first jump in Iraq for military purposes. The first jump and many more to come, striking the heart of the enemy."

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Philippine Air Force readies for typh...
villamor airbase
By Sherbien Dacalanio
07 Jun 2014

Villamor Airbase, Philippines - As wet or rainy season is set this June, soldiers from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) begin to check their rescue ambulance aircraft and conduct drills to prepare for possible rescue missions. The Air Force are among the first responders during calamities and with the country now experiencing the El Nino phenomenon, local weather agency, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA predicts strong typhoons once the season starts.

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Fighting Intensifies in Slavyansk as ...
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
30 May 2014

The Ukrainian Army has been intensifying its military crackdown on pro-Russian rebels in Slavyansk, Ukraine. 14 Ukrainian Army soldiers were killed, including an army general, when rebels shot down a Ukrainian Army helicopter over the city. As the situation has deteriorated, civilians have been caught in the crossfire and a local psychiatric hospital has been shelled.
Also killed were Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his interpreter Andrey Mironov who died when they were hit by mortar fire in Slavyansk.

These photos illustrate the chaos of Slavyansk between May 24-29, 2014. Included in the photos is 65-year-old local woman Olga Prokhorenko, who was killed by shrapnel from a mortar shell. Images also show damage done to civilian infrastructure, including the home of a local Meskhetian Turk, and smoke rising from the area of the downed Ukrainian military helicopter.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

Surrendering FDLR combatants lay down their weapons and hand over 102 guns to the Southern Africa Development Community, SADC, as the Congolese government and the UN mission witness the ceremony in Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

UN helicopters carrying the Congolese government, SADC and MONUSCO representatives land at Buleusa, DR Congo for the FDLR surrendering ceremony on May 30, 2014..

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

FDLR's interim president, Victor Biringiro completes a review of his surrendering contingent before handing them over to the Southern African Development Community at Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014..

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

Family members of the FDLR combatants watch the surrendering ceremony at Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

Surrendering FDLR combatant sings and dances with a member of his family to express his joy for having the support of the international community during the official ceremony in Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

North Kivu vice governor, Feller Lutaichirwa , Ray Torres and head of office Monusco Goma, inspecting weapons handed over by Rwandan FDLR combatants during their surrendering ceremony in Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

FDLR's interim president, Victor Biringiro signs a declaration ending their armed insurgency and leaving his troops and their dependents in the hands of the Southern African Development Community and the Congolese government at Buleusa on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

Family members of FDLR rebels singing and dancing at the surrendering ceremony at Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

"We congratulate you for taking this wise decision to disarm. We will never tolerate some of you returning to the forest to disturb peace.
SADC will accompany you in your political integration process and will
ensure that the agreed resolutions are respected. "
Lieutenant Colonel Omari Ujani, Southern African Development Community representative

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

The DRC’s head of demobilisation program, General Delphin Kayimbi and SADC representative, Lieutnant Colonel Omari Ujani, at the FDLR surrendering ceremony at Beleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014..

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

FDLR's interim president, Victor Biringiro shaking hands with North Kivu's vice governor, Feller Lutaichirwa, after their 20 year old rebellion in Buleusa, eastern DR Congo.
"No one in this world can claim to build his country by taking up arms "Now that you become civilians , you have the possibility of claiming your right to political participation. The Congolese government will
ensure that you and your dependents are safe and do not miss anything."
Feller Lutaichirwa, Northen Kivu Vice-Governor

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

Ammunition surrendered by FDLR combatants to the Southern African Development Community and the Congolese government at the ceremony in Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

Victor Biringiro, FDLR’s interim president, during the surrendering ceremony in Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.
" We lay down our weapons because we want the SADC to help us win an inter-Rwandan frank, sincere and highly inclusive dialogue. We need a
secure space to freely exercise our right to political participation".

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

One hundred and five surrendering FDLR combatants at the Kateku primary school where the official ceremony with the international community representatives was held in Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014..

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FDLR Surrenders Its Weapons
Buleusa
By Gaïus Kowene
30 May 2014

North Kivu Vice Governor Feller Lutaichirwa, Ray Torres, MONUSCO Goma’s head of office, and François Rukolera, FDLR president advisor walk up to the compound where the Rwandan rebels surrendering ceremony will take place at Buleusa, DR Congo on May 30, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 014
By Andrey Borodulin
29 May 2014

Smoke rising from the wreckage of a Ukrainian Army MI-8 helicopter shot down by pro-Russian militia on the northeastern outskirts of Slavyansk on May 29, 2014. Fourteen soldiers, including a general, were killed.

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Aleppo Barrel Bomb Attack (1 of 10)
Aleppo, Syria
By Zidane Zenglow
09 Apr 2014

Camera tracks a helicopter circling overhead and then dropping what appears to be a bomb in a densely populated neighborhood of Aleppo. Residents and monitoring groups describe the event as a barrel bomb attack carried out by the Syrian Military.

طائرة مروحية تتبع للجيش النظامي السوري تلقي برميل متفجر فوق حي الميسر في حلب بتاريخ ٢٦-٠١-٢٠١٤

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (11 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

Lahore : A Pakistani army helicopter rescues people from a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (10 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

Lahore : A Pakistani army helicopter rescues people from a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story Lahore Development Authority plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (9 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

A man jumps from a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (5 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

LAHORE, PAKISTAN - MAY 09: A rescued man is consoled as a fire burns at the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Plaza on May 09, 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan. Rescue work is underway at the site of the fire with fire trucks being used to extinguish the fire and helicopters used to rescue stranded victims from the roof of the building.

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Moscow May 6th Prisoners Rally
Moscow, Russia
By Marina Fonda
07 May 2013

Thousands gathered in Moscow in in support of opposition activists who were arrested at last year's May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square in a rally during Putin's entrance into office.

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Tunisian Military Helicopter Crash (4...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
06 Apr 2013

A military helicopter crashed in the capitol Tunis, near the military airport Aouina, caused by a technical problem. The staff onboard included five Tunisian officers and are all safe.

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Tunisian Military Helicopter Crash (3...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
06 Apr 2013

A military helicopter crashed in the capitol Tunis, near the military airport Aouina, caused by a technical problem. The staff onboard included five Tunisian officers and are all safe.

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Tunisian Military Helicopter Crash (2...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
06 Apr 2013

A military helicopter crashed in the capitol Tunis, near the military airport Aouina, caused by a technical problem. The staff onboard included five Tunisian officers and are all safe.

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Tunisian Military Helicopter Crash (5...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
06 Apr 2013

A military helicopter crashed in the capitol Tunis, near the military airport Aouina, caused by a technical problem. The staff onboard included five Tunisian officers and are all safe.

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A Syrian Army Helicopter flies over t...
Damascus, Syria
By halabysofi
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A Syrian Army Helicopter flies over the Damascus Suburb of Dariya