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Release A050805b

Operation Quick Strike

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq – Approximately 1,000 Iraqi Security Force Soldiers, and Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 moved into the city of Haqliniyah and the surrounding area today as part of Operation Quick Strike .

The operation began Aug. 3 with Iraqi Soldiers, and Marines positioning their units.

The operation's objective is to interdict and disrupt terrorists and foreign terrorists' presence in the Haditha, Haqliniyah, and Barwanah areas.

Coalition Forces confirmed through gathered intelligence that terrorists are operating in these cities and surrounding areas.

On the morning of Aug. 5, Iraqi Special Operations Forces directed an air strike on terrorists hiding in buildings outside of Haqliniyah, approximately seven kilometers southwest of Haditha. Marine pilots attacked terrorists who were using these buildings to fire small-arms at the Iraqi forces.

The Iraqi Special Operations Forces are based out of Baghdad and are participating in Operation Quick Strike.

More information on the operation will be released as it becomes available.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS RELEASE, PLEASE CONTACT CAPT. JEFFREY POOL OF THE 2ND MARINE DIVION PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT PoolJS@gcemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil

 



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