7th Brigade, Iraqi Army
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Iraqi Army
The 7th Brigade, Iraqi Army, is assigned to the 2nd Division, Iraqi Army. It is composed of 3 maneuver battalions and a Headquarters and Service Company.
In late January 2005, 2 battalions from the Iraqi Army's 7th Brigade, Iraqi Army, working with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force near Fallujah on 20 January 2004, found mines and rockets while on a security patrol.
The 7th Brigade, Iraqi Army was caught up in a major reorganization of the Iraqi Army occured during 2006, following the rapid force generation of new Iraqi Army brigades and the creation of the first additional divisions. The Brigade and its subordinate battalions were redesignated. The Brigade became the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Its Battalions were redesignated 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
In 2008, another major change was made, with the redesignation of all the brigades in the Iraqi Army. The decision was made to rationalize all 54 brigades in the Iraqi Army at the time, designating them in sequence starting with the 1st Brigade in the 1st Division. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division was subsequently reflagged and the 7th Brigade, Iraqi Army designation was revived.
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