The operations against Al-Qaeda in Iraq near Muqdadiyah in Diyala Province in December provided U.S. forces with the intelligence they needed to begin the new Iron Harvest offensive in January 2008.
Corps level offensive launched on January 8, 2008 focused on Al-Qaeda in Iraq based in Northern Iraq.
Operations Officer looks back on 15 months of accomplishments for "Ironhorse" Brigade.
Map of the Disposition of Coalition Brigades in Iraq
In the last six months, violence in Iraq has declined to some of the lowest levels since the conflict began. This document contains MNF-I and MNC-I statistics that chart this reduction in violence.
As part of a series of interviews with Brigade and Division-level commanders in Iraq, I spoke today with COL Wayne Grigsby, commander of the 3rd HBCT, 3rd Infantry Division (Sledgehammer Brigade) about the clearing of the Mad’ain Qadaa and the continuing fight against both Sunni and Shi'a extremists. You can access the audio and the transcript below.
The surge of operations that American and Iraqi forces began on June 15 has dramatically improved security in Baghdad and throughout Iraq.