Aug 11, 2007

COMBAT OUTPOST RAWAH, IRAQ – A tank with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, supporting Task Force Highlander, Regimental Combat Team 2, sweeps through the Iraqi desert in the Al Anbar province in support of Operation Punisher III. Operation Punisher III was an ongoing part of the regimental-wide Operation Mawtini, which is aimed at countering an insurgent surge of activity in the Al Anbar province, as well as disrupting the flow of weapons and other illegal items toward the urban areas. Official Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Ryan C. Heiser.

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