The amount of money might be a little crazy but it's a hobby that you can play for your whole life and not be bored of because of the feeling you get kicking down a door, or ambushing a convoy transporting prisoners or supplies necessary to your cause.
Nineveh governorate. Mosul. March 1, 2017. An Iraqi special forces soldier fires as other soldiers runs across a street during a battle. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Fielding some of the best Western equipment available, along with training by numerous U.S Special Forces such as the Green Berets, the Iraqi Special Operations Force has quickly become one of the most effective, well equipped and well trained units in the Middle East.
Iraqi special forces keep watch as they secure a district in West Baghdad on Wednesday.
The airstrike was requested by Iraqi security forces to target Islamic State fighters and equipment. Always a part of war, human causalities when there is a fight for freedom and when there are civilians used as shields.
The battle scarred door of an Iraqi Special Forces armored Humvee after clashing with ISIS fighters on the outskirts of Mosul in February 2017 [1500x929]