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8th Brigade, Iraqi Army
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Iraqi Army

The 8th Brigade, Iraqi Army, is assigned to the 2nd Division, Iraqi Army. It is composed of 3 maneuver battalions and a Headquarters and Service Company.

Approximately 900 Iraqi soldiers from the 8th Brigade, Iraqi Army graduated from basic military training at Al Kasik Military Training Base, on 16 January 2005. In addition, 13 soldiers at the base completed a medical training program. Upon completion of its initial training phase, 8th Brigade, Iraqi Army joined the 3rd Division and begin tactical operations in support of election security within Ninewa Province.

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 3rd Brigade, 3rd 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 4th Brigade, 2nd Division was subsequently reflagged and the 8th Brigade, Iraqi Army designation was revived.

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