U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Shane S. Keller/Released 050117-M-0000A-057.jpg
Jan 17, 2005
KARBALAH, Iraq- Marines from 2D Light Armored Reconnaissance, Charlie Company watch smoke fill the sky from fighting between Marines and insurgents during Operation Spear. During Operation Spear, the Marines of 2d Marine Division conduct counter- insurgency operations with Iraqi Security Forces to isolate and neutralize anti-Iraqi forces, to support the continued development of Iraqi Security Forces, and to support Iraqi reconstruction and democratic elections in order to create a secure environment that enables Iraqi self-reliance and self-governance.
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