Operation Glad Tidings of Benevolence was an Iraqi operation carried out in tandem with Operation Iron Pursuit designed to pursue insurgents in rural areas of Diyala province.
The relationship between the provincial governments and the central government in Iraq is complex; the issues involved relate to the core insecurities of each of the major political factions in Iraq.
Operation Promises of Peace was an Iraqi offensive in Maysan province against the Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM).
Operation Mother of Two Springs was a continuation of Lion’s Roar designed, according to Prime Minister Maliki, to “clear Mosul of the criminal terrorist gangs.”
Operation Lion’s Roar was an operation designed to target the al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) network and other Sunni insurgent groups in Mosul and Ninawa province.
Jaysh al-Mahdi, or JAM, is the militia of the Sadrist Trend.
Operation Ninewa Resolve, a subset of Operation New Hope, focused on clearing neighborhoods in Mosul of insurgents.
On April 14, 2009, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will begin a new legislative session.