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Uncommon valor on the Streets of Fallujah

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Without hesitation, on that time Fallujah was hell on earth. November 9, 2004, in Fallujah, during the second battle, one of the Marines was hit by an enemy sniper. While he was lying down on the street Gunnery Sgt. Ryan P. Shane, the platoon sergeant, dashed out into the line of fire.

In the first, Ryan stands in the wet street, bent over Lonny. His 220-pound frame tugs the drag strap on Lonny’s body armor.

With sparks kicking up around him, Shane ran to the fatally wounded Marine, grabbed his collar, and attempted to pull him to safety. But the enemy was unrelenting, and within seconds, Shane spun to the ground.

In the second, another Marine runs to Ryan’s side, trying to help. Clumsily, the second Marine bends over Lonny while Ryan keeps pulling.

The incoming fire was intense. The radio crackled, “Men down, men down!” People were screaming orders, everyone trying to figure what just happened.

The next frame was taken just as a bullet tears into Ryan’s lower back, scrambling his stomach. He’s on his heels, falling. The other Marine watches in a half sprint, heading for cover.

Within seconds the Marines returned fire toward the enemy’s location. With the support of nearly every Marine and his weapon, a group ran out and rescued the downed Marines. Although severely wounded, Shane would pull through. He was rushed out of the city, treated at a hospital.

The final frame is Ryan and Lonny, both laying face down on the street in the rain.

Lonny is dead, Ryan survived.

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French Special Forces in Iraq

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For more than two years, operators from the French Special Operations Command (C.O.S – Commandement des Opérations Spéciales) have been deployed in the Iraq where they conduct, in all discretion, operations against the Islamic State. In northern Iraq, they played a major role with Kurdish fighters in the battles of Mosul and Kirkuk.

An interesting collection of photos of French special forces fighting in Iraq. The photos below show the French subsidiary acting in conjunction with Iraqi army and Peshmerga in the Kirkuk area and to the North of Mosul. The photos are reportedly dated from December 2016.

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The FBI released never-seen before photos of the 9/11

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Five al-Qaeda militants hijacked American Airlines flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane was on its way from Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles.

The plane made it as far as eastern Kentucky before the terrorists took over the plane and slammed it into the Pentagon.

The FBI recently updated its photo vault with 27 images the agency took on the ground that day, as first responders raced to rescue the wounded and remove the dead from the shell of the nation’s symbol of military power.

Debris from the plane and the building are highlighted in the Mar. 23 release of photos. The attack killed 125 people in the Pentagon, as well as all aboard the flight.

The Boeing 757 took off from Dulles ten minutes early.

The events occured on 9/11 changed the US and the whole world permanently.

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