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Operation Phantom Linebacker

August 4, 2004 - ?

Operation Phantom Linebacker was designed to stem the flow of foreign fighters and munitions into Iraq. In particular, the operation focused along the Iraq-Syria border where many insurgents are suspected of originating from. Operation Phantom Linebacker was launched on August 2, 2004 by the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in conjuction with Iraqi National Guard, Iraqi Border Police and Multi-National Forces.

Coalition forces also swept through several towns in the western province of Ninevah searching for terrorists and people who had entered the country illegally.

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