Soldiers Battle With Insurgents In Small Iraqi Farm Town

first published on May 10, 2016 by

Some of the most intense battles in all of Operation Iraqi Freedom happened in the smallest farm towns in the entire country. This is one of them.

Operation Iraqi Freedom started as a blitzkrieg attack to push Saddam Hussein out of power in Baghdad. After 21 days, the coalition forces had secured Baghdad, and successfully pushed the Hussein regime out of control.

In the absence of the Hussein regime, a power gap rift created. Foreign fighters started to flood the country, and terrorize individual Iraqi people, in order to wage their own Jihad against coalition forces. One of the primary groups to enter the country was Al-Qaeda in Iraq, or AQI.

The below footage was recorded during the battle for a small Iraqi farm town, just north of Baghdad, with AQI forces.