Operation River Gate Official Photos

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Operation River Gate, Iraq, October 6, 2005

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2nd Marine Division Combat Camera photos by USMC photo by Cpl. Kevin N. McCall and Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, while out on patrol in Haditha, during Operation River Gate, October 6, 2005.

Operation River Gate, or Operation Bawwabatu Annaher for the Iraqis, saw approximately 350 Iraqi Security Force Soldiers working with 2,500 Marines, Soldiers and Sailors from Regimental Combat Team – 2. The patrols covered the cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana on October 6, 2005.

HADITHA, Iraq – Lance Cpl. Jeffery Wilson, 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and Soldiers of the Iraqi Security forces take cover on the streets in Haditha, while in search of terrorists and terrorist activities throughout the city.

Lance Cpl. Jeffery Wilson, 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and Iraqi Security forces take cover on the streets in Haditha
Lance Cpl. Jeffery Wilson, 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and Iraqi Security forces take cover on the streets in Haditha – USMC photo by Cpl. Kevin N. McCall, 2d Marine Division Combat Camera

HADITHA, Iraq – Marines from 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Soldiers of the Iraqi Security Forces patrol the streets of Haditha, Iraq in search of terrorists and terrorist activities throughout the city.

3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment Marines and Iraqi Soldiers patrol Haditha.
Marines from 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Soldiers of the Iraqi Security Forces patrol the streets of Haditha – USMC photo by Cpl. Kevin N. McCall, 2d Marine Division Combat Camera.

BARWANA, Iraq – Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Robert R. Kosid and Battalion Sgt. Maj. Bryan P. Ward from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol through a palm grove near the Barwana market.

Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Robert R. Kosid and Battalion Sgt. Maj. Bryan P. Ward from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol a palm grove near the Barwana market.
BARWANA, Iraq – Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Robert R. Kosid and Battalion Sgt. Maj. Bryan P. Ward from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol a palm grove near the market in Barwana, Iraq – USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, 2d Marine Division

BARWANA, Iraq – Marines from Headquarters Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion search a cave for a weapons cache during a patrol here.

BARWANA, Iraq - Marines from Headquarters Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion search a cave in Haditha for a weapons cache during a patrol.
BARWANA, Iraq – Marines from Headquarters Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion search a cave for a weapons cache during a patrol here. USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, 2d Marine Division

BARWANA, Iraq- Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion climb up a steep hillside during a patrol searching for weapons caches and terrorist activities. –

USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, 2d Marine Division

BARWANA, Iraq- Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion climb up a steep hillside during a patrol searching for weapons caches and terrorist activities.
BARWANA, Iraq – Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion climb up a steep hillside during a patrol searching for weapons caches and terrorist activities. – USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, 2d Marine Division

BARWANA, Iraq –  Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol the streets of Barwana with Iraqi Soldiers.

Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol the streets of Barwana with Iraqi Soldiers.
BARWANA, Iraq – Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrol the streets of Barwana with Iraqi Soldiers. – USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, 2d Marine Division

Marines work with Iraqi soldiers at a house in Barwana, Iraq

Marines work with Iraqi soldiers at a house in Barwana, Iraq
Marines work with Iraqi soldiers at a house in Barwana, Iraq

U.S. Marines and Iraqi Soldiers arrive in Humvees to patrol Barwana, Iraq, as part of Operation River Gate.

U.S. Marines and Iraqi Soldiers arrive in Humvees to patrol Barwana, Iraq, as part of Operation River Gate.
U.S. Marines and Iraqi Soldiers arrive in Humvees to patrol Barwana, Iraq, as part of Operation River Gate.

U.S. Marines, a K9, and Iraqi soldiers on patrol through the streets.

U.S. Marines, a K9, and Iraqi soldiers on patrol through Barwana streets.
U.S. Marines, a K9, and Iraqi soldiers on patrol through the streets of Barwana.

These Official Operation River Gate photos sent directly to NewsBlaze by USMC

See also the following Operation River Gate stories:

Operation River Gate Update – October 6th 2005

Operation River Gate Update – October 10 2005

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