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Are Terrorists Targeting Civilian Planes with Stolen Arms?

Short | 02:03

Following the fall of Iraq, millions of dollars worth of arms were stolen by hostile factions. Some of these missiles now pose a major threat to civilian airlines.

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November 22, 2003. War-torn Iraq. A DHL Airbus A300 carrying letters home from American soldiers departs from Baghdad International Airport. The crew is unaware that just a few miles away, a terrorist group has its own plans for the aircraft, involving a surface-to-air missile. This is the crippling attack on the cargo carrier, captured through rarely seen footage, taken by a passing military helicopter and on the ground by one of the terrorists responsible for the attack.

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