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Footage found on a GoPro camera mounted to the helmet of a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter revealed an intense first person perspective of an ISIS fighter during a chaotic and seemingly unorganized battle with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Kurdish Peshmerga forces released the footage and said the camera was found after a battle with ISIS militants. The video revealed a side to Islamic State that is rarely seen in official propaganda videos released by the group. The fighters bicker among each other shouting as panic sets in as they are critical of each others fighting techniques. The video ends with the GoPro wearer (Abu Radhwan) fleeing the armored car and the Kurds shooting him. “I’ve been wounded!” he screams. He rolls on the ground as an explosion rings in the background and the footage eventually ends with what were likely Radhwan’s last moments, staring up at his burning vehicle in the Iraqi desert. This probably took place in March 2016.


[video=youtube;2HtsfsC9bmY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?2HtsfsC9bmY[/video]
 

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Simpleχity;1065825671 said:
Footage found on a GoPro camera mounted to the helmet of a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter revealed an intense first person perspective of an ISIS fighter during a chaotic and seemingly unorganized battle with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Kurdish Peshmerga forces released the footage and said the camera was found after a battle with ISIS militants. The video revealed a side to Islamic State that is rarely seen in official propaganda videos released by the group. The fighters bicker among each other shouting as panic sets in as they are critical of each others fighting techniques. The video ends with the GoPro wearer (Abu Radhwan) fleeing the armored car and the Kurds shooting him. “I’ve been wounded!” he screams. He rolls on the ground as an explosion rings in the background and the footage eventually ends with what were likely Radhwan’s last moments, staring up at his burning vehicle in the Iraqi desert. This probably took place in March 2016.


[video=youtube;2HtsfsC9bmY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?2HtsfsC9bmY[/video]

Unsuprising. ISIS is hardly professional.
 

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Chaotic and unorganized in one video, does not (unfortunately) equate to ineffective in battle. ISIS has captured and held large swaths of land and resources for years now. They have been, and continue to be, a very dangerous and effective adversary.

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Chaotic and unorganized in one video, does not (unfortunately) equate to ineffective in battle. ISIS has captured and held large swaths of land and resources for years now. They have been, and continue to be, a very dangerous and effective adversary.

Ah, but they are ineffective. If ISIS was a tenth the fighting force propaganda and the opinions of the media has made them out to be they would have taken Baghdad months ago.
 

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Ah, but they are ineffective. If ISIS was a tenth the fighting force propaganda and the opinions of the media has made them out to be they would have taken Baghdad months ago.

No potential disrespect intended with this question: Have you ever fought in a combat situation against heavily equipped fighters, such as ISIS? I have.

As for Baghdad, they actually hold other cities, industrial complexes, oil wells and refineries, and other previously well secured areas that they were able to attack, seize, and hold (now) for years. The fact that they haven't taken Baghdad has more to do with ISIS being stretched, currently, with their resources spread across a broad area of both Syria and Iraq with ISIS being attacked on three fronts (Syria, Iraq, and "Kurdistan") but yet they are surviving and holding.

Do not underestimate ISIS. Those that do have done so at their own peril, as President Obama has experienced. Even Putin pulled his forces out after just a few months of direct conflict.

The alternative to your assertion could be "If ISIS was so weak, why have they not been overrun and defeated by the US Coalition, the Iraqi Army and Air Force, The Syrian Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, the Kurdish PKK, the Russian Army and Air Force, and everyone else that is aligned and fighting against them?" For a rag-tag group of unprofessional, weak idiots... they've done pretty well keeping just about the entire world from defeating them.
 

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No potential disrespect intended with this question: Have you ever fought in a combat situation against heavily equipped fighters, such as ISIS? I have.

As for Baghdad, they actually hold other cities, industrial complexes, oil wells and refineries, and other previously well secured areas that they were able to attack, seize, and hold (now) for years. The fact that they haven't taken Baghdad has more to do with ISIS being stretched, currently, with their resources spread across a broad area of both Syria and Iraq with ISIS being attacked on three fronts (Syria, Iraq, and "Kurdistan") but yet they are surviving and holding.

Do not underestimate ISIS. Those that do have done so at their own peril, as President Obama has experienced. Even Putin pulled his forces out after just a few months of direct conflict.

The alternative to your assertion could be "If ISIS was so weak, why have they not been overrun and defeated by the US Coalition, the Iraqi Army and Air Force, The Syrian Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, the Kurdish PKK, the Russian Army and Air Force, and everyone else that is aligned and fighting against them?" For a rag-tag group of unprofessional, weak idiots... they've done pretty well keeping just about the entire world from defeating them.

Seeing as I'm 17 it would be slightly unbelievable if I said I had, don't ya think?

ISIS has survived in the most part because there's no viable fighting force in the region in large enough numbers to take them out. Many of the various militias show little enthusiasm to continue the fight outside of their own neighborhoods. American and Russian air power does well against ISIS but with no strong ground force to take advantage of the air support to launch a sustain campaign of counter offensives.


ISiS has no real basis of staying power. The foreign fighters---with the exception of the Chechens---are vastly overrated. What good will ISIS did have has effectively dissolved. They have a talent for publicity and flow towards conflict where there's an opening---but give me a regiment of Heer troops at their prime and ISIS would be running for the hills
 

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ISIL are ragtag, disorganized specks compared to threat of Russia and Ukraine.
And, of course, the U.S. once whomever it is seizes power in 2017.
 
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