Iraqi SWAT Team

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

They have got the prerequisite Glocks, now they just need MP5s. Click to expand the photos.

Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team members storm a bus during a demonstration drill held during a handover ceremony in Diwaniyah, 181 kms south of Baghdad, on July 16, 2008. Iraq took control of security in the Shiite province of Diwaniyah today and said it hoped to regain control of the entire country from US-led forces by end of the year.


Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Thebronze Thebronze on Jul 18, 2008

    That might be my mistake, I thought they were doing the Police too.

    BTW, your whole name is only one letter different than mine.


  • Dave Dave on Sep 11, 2008

    The US military has begun providing the Iraqi Security Forces with American weaponry in an attempt to prevent weapon transfers to insurgents and terror groups. An Iraqi soldier with an m4 doesn't really have access to ammunition and parts unless provided by the US military or weapons contractor...and neither does an insurgent or terrorist. There are well recorded cases Iraqi police and soldiers giving their weapons away to terror groups. AK ammunition is as easy to find as sand in Iraq and its for this reason that we stopped giving them these rifles.

    I do wonder about the glock 9mm....ammunition is easy to find and the pistols are highly durable. But with modern armor, a glock is a pea shooter.