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Operation Iraqi Freedom

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At 5:34 a.m. Baghdad time on 20 March 2003 the surprise military invasion of Iraq began. There was no declaration of war. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". Approximately forty governments, the "Coalition of the Willing," participated by providing troops, equipment, services, security, and special forces, with 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.


Coalition troops launched air and amphibious assault on the Al-Faw peninsula the most south-eastern region near the border to Kuwait, the intent was to seize oilfields and the important ports, they were supported by warships of the Royal Navy, Polish Navy, and Royal Australian Navy. The United States Marine Corps' 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to 3 Commando Brigade and the Polish Special Forces unit "GROM" attacked the port of Umm Qasr.

The heavy armor of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division moved westward and then northward through the western desert toward Baghdad, while the 1st Marine Division moved along Highway 1 through the center of the country.

The 3rd Infantry Division supported by 101st Airborne Division advanced north toward Najaf and Karbala. They met resistance but managed to break through, which allowed coalition forces to secure the bridges over the Euphrates River, and U.S. forces could pour through the gap on to Baghdad. In the middle of Iraq, the 1st Marine Division fought its way to the eastern side of Baghdad, and prepared for the two-pronged attack on the capital.

Army and Marine forces will collapse on Baghdad from the west and east, however because of the risk of Iraqi counter-attack, an element from the Regimental Combat Team Five, the 1st LAR will detach and advance towards the north-east of Baghdad into an area known as Diyala, with the intent to repel any Iraqi counter-attacks.


The Battle Of Baghdad
The Iraqi Special Republican Guard and Fadayeen paramilitary forces are defending the city with an estimated 36,000 soldiers supported by soviet-era tanks and anti-aircraft weapons. The Invasion of Baghdad will be led by the United States Army's 3rd Infantry Division and the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division. M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley IFVs and M113 APCs will support the main assaults together with American and British Aircraft.

Our Mission
The 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion will be deployed to the north-east of Baghdad, into the region known as Diyala. The Marine force will conduct operations to tie down the 33rd Infantry Division, who we suspect will attempt to reinforce Baghdad and disrupt the coalition attack.

The Majority of Coalition forces are being relocated to Baghdad for the next major engagement, which leaves our battalion outnumbered. Because of the Iraqi superiority in numbers in Diyala, Squadrons from RCT-5 have been attached to the Battalion in support of holding the important northern flank.

We will conduct raids, defensive and offensive operations as a light mechanized infantry force, supported by rotary aviation in form of light attack helicopters such as the UH-1Y Venom Huey, who will support our mechanized assets the AAV-7 and LAV-25.



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5 hours ago, Pilgrim said:

I like to think our Op names are a little more.....grown up.

Grown up but boring 

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If only the wars were boring. I think we could all do with some boring wars right now. Even a blockade or two. Over bananas. 

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