New Video Shows Firefight With ISIS That Killed Navy SEAL Charles Keating IVScreen Shot 2016-05-04 at 4.45.44 PM
America was rocked earlier this week when ISIS killed U.S. Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV. Now video has emerged from the firefight that took his life.
While Keating isn’t in the video it is taken in the same location where he was killed by ISIS on Tuesday, the video shows a firefight between the Peshmerga Counter Terror Unit assisted by their Navy SEAL advisors and ISIS. ISIS had overrun the christian militia trying to hold off the terrorist forces.
Here is the description of the firefight from the YouTube channel.
The battle took place in the Christian town of Tel Skuf, Iraq, roughly 20 miles north of Mosul. The town was mostly defended by the Christian militia Dwekh-Nawsha, also known as the Ninevah Plain Force. ISIS attacked the town with multiple armored vehicles, some of them were large suicide bomb trucks. The Christian militia was soon overwhelmed by the insurgent’s lightning assault and retreated, leaving ISIS in control of the town.
Not wanting ISIS to secure an entrenched foothold on the town, the elite Peshmerga Counter Terror Unit (CTU) accompanied by their Navy SEAL advisors, acted quickly by counterattacking the village, killing dozens upon dozens of Islamic State militants. The SEALs and the CTU were able to violently cleanse the town of ISIS, but at the expense of losing a SEAL and at least 15 Peshmerga fighters.
It was reported that the newly deployed AH-64 Apache attack helicopters took part in the fight. It was also reported by a U.S. troop currently deployed in support of the fight against ISIS that this was the first time the F-16s used their 6-barreled, 20mm Vulcan cannon in Operation Inherent Resolve.
A few pictures of SEAL Charles Keating IV