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Release A0506017e

Marines begin Operation Spear in Al Anbar Province

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND , Iraq – Approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors from Regimental Combat Team-2 , 2nd Marine Division and Iraqi Security Force soldiers are conducting combat operations in northwestern Al Anbar Province.

Operation Spear (Romhe) began in the early morning hours aimed at rooting out terrorists, foreign fighters and disrupting terrorist support systems in and around Karabilah.

Marines engaged terrorists in Karabilah on June 11, using precision air strikes.

Elements from 1st Tank Battalion and 2nd and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalions are participating in the operation along with Coalition aircraft .


For more information, contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Officer at


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