About US, Iraqi military launch major operation near Syrian border
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US, Iraqi military launch major operation near Syrian border info
the border with Syria called Operation Steel Curtain involving some 3,500
troops, the US military said Saturday.
The goal of the military sweep "is to restore security along the
Iraqi-Syrian border and destroy the Al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network
operating throughout Husaybah, located on the Iraqi-Syrian border," the
The operation involves some 1,000 Iraqi army soldiers as well as 2,500
Marines, sailors and soldiers.
"Operation Steel Curtain marks the first large-scale employment of multiple
battalion-sized units of Iraqi Army forces in combined operations" with
US-led forces, the military said.