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Operation al-Fajr

Operation al-Fajr

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Johancharles Van Boers
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda in Iraq
LocationFallujah, Anbar, Iraq
Start Time Nov. 8, 2004
End Time Nov. 16, 2004
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)U.S. troops entered Fallujah to clear out an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 insurgents using it as a stronghold. The operation was also known as 'Dawn' and 'Phantom Fury.' Fifty-one Americans and 8 friendly Iraqi soldiers were killed.
Narrative and Notes (Questionable)At least 1,200 insurgents were killed, according to U.S. estimates.

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