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Operation Shurta Nasir

February 21, 2007

Nearly 500 Iraqi Police from Hit Iraq, conducted Operation Shurta Nasir (Police Victory) was meant to clear the town of enemies and identify new locations for new police stations.

Iraqi police planned and led this large scale operation, the first of 2007 in western Iraq, which included nearly 100 recent graduates from the Jordanian International Police Training Academy. A combined force of 1,000 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division and U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Mechanized Infantry, also known as Task Force 2-7, cordoned off the area to assist the police during the operation.

Hit Police captured 13 known enemies and one large weapons cache in raids and targeted searches through the city of roughly 100,000 inhabitants.