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Insurgency

Secret Iraq Episode 1 of 2

Filmed on the ground in Iraq, Secret Iraq is a landmark two-part documentary series that sheds new light on the dramatic story of Iraq after the fall of Saddam.

The series has gained access to Iraqi insurgents who speak about their operations against coalition forces, and the motives which drove them.

To gain access to insurgents the film makers worked in some of the most dangerous trouble spots in Iraq, including Fallujah - where pitched battles took place between US forces and insurgents - and Mahmoudiya, the insurgent stronghold, as well as in Basra, the capital of what was until 2009 the British-controlled South of Iraq.

Eyewitness testimony from key Iraqi insurgents, speaking for the first time about how they fought and why, ranges from that of a fighter credited within the insurgency of launching the first RPG ambush of an American convoy to that of a former colonel from Saddam's intelligence service who was instrumental in co-ordinating the insurgency's attacks on the coalition forces in the Triangle of Death.

Alongside the insurgents, American and British soldiers, generals, diplomats and spies also recount their experiences of an Iraq that often bore little relationship to the country being portrayed by the politicians. From the interrogation of Saddam Hussein to the brutal pitched battles fought in Fallujah that killed thousands of civilians, the first episode tells history as it was experienced by those on the ground.

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Tue 30 Nov 2010 03:10

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Role Contributor
Series ProducerSam Collyns
ProducerJames Jones
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