Daily News header

Operation Iron Hammer Begins, East of Hit, Iraq

By Capt. Jeffrey S. Pool

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq -Iraqi Army soldiers and U.S. Marines, Sailors and Soldiers began operations near Hit in the Hai Al Becker region.

The aim of the operation is to clear the region of al-Qaeda in Iraq-led insurgents and establish a secure environment for the upcoming National Elections, Dec. 15.

Approximately 500 Iraqi Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division and 1,500 Marines and Sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit along with 500 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion-114th Field Artillery Regiment are conducting Operation Matraqa Hadidia (Iron Hammer) east of Hit, approximately 170 km from Baghdad.

The Hai Al Becker region is suspected to be an al-Qaeda in Iraq safe area and base of operations for the manufacture of vehicle car bombs, roadside bombs. It is also believed to be a stopping point for insurgents, as they transit the 'rat lines' down the Euphrates River from Syria into the interior of Iraq.

In early July, Iraqi and U.S. Forces established long-term security presence in the city of Hit during Operation Saif (Sword). During Saif, few insurgents were located; however, a score of weapons caches have been discovered in the region.

Operation Iron Hammer will clear the area on the eastern side of the Euphrates River, an area not typically patrolled by Iraqi and U.S. Forces.

Routine updates concerning Operation Iron Hammer will be provided as additional information becomes available.

Also: Operation Iron Hammer Progressing - Clearing of Hai Al Becker Region
Also: Operation Iron Hammer in its Final Stages, November 3

Source: USMC

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News News

The cowardly and barbaric murder of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS was condemned by the British Prime Minister and the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Boots on the ground or not, we are at war with ISIS in Iraq and moving slowly towards it in Syria. The US has let down the Syrian Freedom Fighters. Will it continue?
For an average reader it is essential to know that the packaged drinking water is processed with multi stage purification processes such as Sand filter, activated carbon filter, ultraviolet disinfection, ultra filtration, Reverse Osmosis and Ozoniza
The new US strategy on ISIS in Syria and Iraq makes little sense because the State Department does not understand what is going on, and their strategy will fail.
The slain militants were identified as Nablai Dimasa, R Dimasa and Phonjit Kathar. Security personnel recovered a AK-56 rifle with two magazines, one 7.65 pistol with two magazines, one Chinese hand grenade
Kimberly Jones investigates the assassination of 30 high ranking members of the Ahrar al-Sham military leadership in Syria on August 9th.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site