Coalition offensive operations in the southern and eastern belts of Baghdad from 6/2007 - 1/2008 have worked to support ongoing security operations within the city.
Corps level offensive launched on January 8, 2008 focused on Al-Qaeda in Iraq based in Northern Iraq.
An operation to push further South into the Arab Jabour region southeast of Baghdad.
A continuing operation to promote security and development in the southern and eastern Baghdad belts.
A division-level operation targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq and Sunni insurgents in Iskandariyah south of Baghdad during Operation Phantom Strike.
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.
A division-level operation that targeted Shi'a extremists east of Baghdad during Operation Phantom Strike.
A division-level operation targeted Sunni insurgents and al-Qaeda in the Arab Jabour region southeast of Baghdad during Operation Phantom Strike.
A division-level operation that targeted Sunni insurgents in the Tigris River Valley south of Baghdad during Operation Phantom Strike.