Created by Steve Schippert, Marvin Hutchens and Bill Roggio
The pace and tempo of operations in western Iraq have been increasing over the past month, indicating the Anbar Campaign is moving forward. The disclosure of Operation Sayaid signals the Coalition is now prepared to move on the towns and cities along the western branch of the Euphrates River. The following presentation highlights the significant operations in Ninawa and Anbar provinces from August 27 through September 17, 2005. The operations are designed to keep al Qaeda and the insurgency from operating freely in Western Anbar and preventing them from establishing safe havens, or in the case of Tal Afar, removing a main enemy base and transit point. Many high level al Qaeda commanders have been killed or captured in the operations. Click the map view the presentation.
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