Numerous weapons caches, one of which consisted of 11 tons of ammonium nitrate, are among operational highlights. The area was also known as " RPG Alley" for the large number of roadside bombings and insurgent attacks that occurred there. To cordon and knock a local neighborhood which included searching homes and farmland for anti-coalition forces and weapon caches. Was a preemptive strike focused aggressively on non-compliant forces and former regime leaders who are planning attacks against coalition forces in an attempt to hinder coalition and Iraqi efforts in building a new Iraq. Was a battle fought during the Iraq War in for the capital of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq that occurred concurrently to fighting in Fallujah.
Transitioned to Operation Marne Rugged in March
Coalition and Iraqi government forces continue to battle Iraqi militants and other fighters. Al-Karkhthe neighborhoods of Karkh and Sheik Marruf. Simultaneously, humanitarian missions such as repairing and rebuilding public buildings were conducted. Marines and Iraqi Security Forces passed out backpacks full of school supplies to the children. Was designed to disrupt insurgent activity in the area in preparation for the 15 October constitutional referendum. Several women and children who had been hostage for more than a month were also freed.