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Operation Arctic Sunrise
Date 16 December 2006
Location Abu south of Baghdad
Result Helped Iraqis secure their neighborhoods by gaining intelligence and disrupting anti-coalition activities south of Baghdad.
Belligerents
United States United States Army
Flag of Iraq New Iraqi Army
Iraqi insurgency
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Iraq Abboud Qanbar
United States David Petraeus
unknown
Strength
Not Reported Unknown
Casualties and losses
None None

Operation Arctic Sunrise was an operation that occurred on December 16, 2006. It was a squadron- sized mission designed to help the Iraqis secure their neighborhood and distribute supplies.

Operation detailsEdit

Planning for the operation started two weeks prior to the actual operation but the operation itself focused on helping Iraqis secure their neighborhoods by gaining intelligence and disrupting anti-coalition activities south of Baghdad. The operation lasted for six days.

During the operation, American and Iraqi forces patrolled neighborhoods and distributed humanitarian packages containing food, water and medicine. With days of indirect fire from mortars, improvised explosive devices as well as small arms fire from enemy snipers, the combine coalition forces pushed through the adversity and accomplished the mission.

“We believe that the mission was a success,” said Goodwin. “There are less bad guys on the streets as well as less equipment to conduct anti-coalition activities, and most importantly, we brought every paratrooper home.”

Participating UnitsEdit

American UnitsEdit

  • Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne)

Iraqi UnitsEdit

  • Not Reported

ReferencesEdit


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