Media praise for “Beast of Hit”


Several articles have appeared in the US media praising a U.S.-trained Iraqi crew working with a U.S.supplied M1A1 Abrams tank now known as the “Beast.”  This particular tank played a major role in taking and clearing the town of Hit in western Anbar province of ISIS fighters and was singled out for praise by US military spokesman Col. Steve Warren.  According to Warren, “The “Beast” was one of three Iraqi Abrams tanks backing Iraqi forces as they entered Hit but the two other tanks broke down.  The Beast’s crew have been awarded the “Hero of the Day” award several days running, which is apparently something being given by the US to Iraqi troops fighting in Hit.

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