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Pentagon Used Six-Bladed ‘Ginsu’ Weapon to Kill Iraqi Militia Leader

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2024
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The Pentagon killed a Kataib Hezbollah leader in downtown Baghdad last week using a weapon that employs six long blades to shred its target and minimize civilian casualties, defense officials said. 

The modified Hellfire missile, which inside the military is referred to colloquially as “the flying Ginsu,” recalling the popular knives sold on TV infomercials in the 1970s, was used to target Abu Baqr al-Saadi, the leader of Kataib Hezbollah in Syria. The U.S. use of the Ginsu in the Baghdad strike hasn’t been previously disclosed. 

The strike on al-Saadi, who was traveling in...

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