Rare video exposes U.S. Special Operations helicopters at work in north Iraq
A clip filmed with a smartphone shows a formation of Special Ops helicopters at work north of Baiji in Iraq.
Although the quality of the footage is pretty bad, the clip in this post, filmed by Iraqi forces north of Baiji, Iraq, is extremely interesting.
It shows a formation of four U.S. MH-60 and two MH-47E choppers, followed by two more Black Hawks, flying at very low level during a mission somewhere in Iraq.
The helicopters belong to the US Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) “Night Stalkers”, a Special Operations unit that has been quite active in the region since August 2014. More recently, the 160th SOAR took part in a “daring” raid to kill ISIS high level operative Abu Sayyaf, in eastern Syria.
Here below you can find a couple of screenshots:
Noteworthy the helicopters are not flying under the cover of night: returning from a raid or heading towards the target?
H/T to @guidoolimpio for the link to the video