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5th Battalion
3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade

With the reorginization of the Iraqi Army the 5th Battalion, 5th Brigade was redesginated the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade.

The 5th Battalion was activated in July 2004 and with two additional battalions deployed to the Baghdad area. The 4th and 5th battalions joined the previously deployed Iraqi Intervention Forces 2nd Battalion, to form an army security force of three fully trained regular army units in and around Baghdad.

Lead elements of the Iraqi Army's 5th Battalion deployed to a base in western Baghdad in early August, 2004 for force protection operations at the base as part of the Iraqi government's continued effort to provide security to the nation.

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