How Many US Troops Were Killed By Iranian IEDs in Iraq?

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Figure 2: The TALON Robot demonstrates its ability to destroy an IED firing unit without subjecting a soldier to the danger of an explosion. U.S. Army Photo.

DEFENSE ONE – Explosively formed penetrators — a particularly deadly form of roadside bomb — killed 196 American soldiers in Iraq over a five-and-a-half-year period, according to recently declassified Pentagon documents. That’s about half as many deaths as lawmakers have attributed to the bombs, which U.S. officials say were largely supplied by Iran’s elite Quds Force. Continue Reading