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Battle of Suq al Ghazi
Part of 2014 military intervention against ISIS
Date September 15th, 2014
Location Suq al Ghazi, near Baghdad
Result US/Iraqi victory
United States
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Flag of Kurdistan.svg Iraqi Kurdistan
Flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant2.svg ISIS
Commanders and leaders
United States Barack Obama Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
100 300
Casualties and losses
5 Iraqi soldiers killed Several dozen fighters killed

The Battle of Suq al Ghazi took place on September 15, 2014.

The BattleEdit

On September 15, 2014, ISIL gunmen stormed an Iraqi Military base. Not knowing what to do, the Iraqi soldiers made frantic calls for help.

30 minutes after the calls for help, U.S drones arrived and fired at ISIL positions, killing multiple fighters.[1] Several Peshmerga soldiers arrived as backup shortly after.[citation needed]


After ISIL was chased out of Iraqi bases, U.S drones continued strikes on ISIS fighting positions near Baghdad, moving their front back.


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