Read, clip & save Battle Of Nasiriyah historic newspaper articles & photos in + newspapers from all 50 states & 22 countries!. the city of an-Nasiriyah, Iraq. As the first large-scale battle fought by U.S. Marines in Operation Iraqi Freedom,. Nasiriyah became a test of the. Battle of An-Nasiriyah: Operation Iraqi Freedom. AshwAni GuptA. Background. Operation Iraqi Freedom (the second phase of the liberation of Iraq) was.

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Your email address will not be published. As the sun began to rise on that clear Sunday morning, thirty-three members of the Army’s th Maintenance Company unknowingly drove directly through Iraqi prepared defenses naxiriyah, and around, the ancient desert city of An Nasiriyah.

A series of misfortunes, poor decisions, and just plain — bad luck, had led this convoy into the jaws of death.

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Most Americans were horrified at the news of the ambush and the sight of young American soldiers being questioned by their Iraqi captors.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. As 2nd LAR set up a defensive perimeter for the evening, Iraqi reinforcements were mobilized and sent south to Nasiriyah from Kut, unaware of 2nd LARs defensive position.

Battle of the Big Hole September 06, Nasiryiah Iraqi Freedom Study Group By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Iraqi casualties were — dead. Retrieved 5 January Korthaus [20] drowned while trying to cross the Saddam Canal under fire the following day. Its population is made up almost entirely of Shiite Muslims. One year later, it remains the costliest day of our struggle in Iraq.


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He did not have contact with Charlie Company and was unaware that Marines were so far north. As they assaulted north, they were engaged nasiriyh two anti-aircraft guns defending an Iraqi compound. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on 31 Naziriyah There were no US casualties.

The Odyssey of Pat Tillman. What is not generally known is that the Marines of Task Force Tarawa were traveling on the heels of Captain King’s beleaguered supply convoy.

Battle of Nasiriyah

There are not many of us that do not know the story of Jessica Lynch’s ambush, capture, and subsequent rescue. Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Aided by tank fire and artillery, the Marines killed over Iraqi soldiers in the engagement, without suffering a single casualty.

At dusk, 2nd LAR established a perimeter 15 kilometers 9. Write for MHO Are we missing articles? Use dmy dates from January Pages using military navigation subgroups without wide style All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles with unsourced statements from December All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from July Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata.


Retrieved 29 December In heavy fighting, several Iraqi platoon-sized units, two ZSU “Shilka” anti-aircraft weapons and several mortar and artillery positions were destroyed by a combined force of M1 Abrams tanks, Cobra helicopter gunships, and the artillery of 1st Battalion, 10th Marines. Jessica and her fellow prisoners were the lucky ones. With Apache Company in the lead, 2nd LAR attacked north on Highway 7, coming under fire from a heavily defended compound north of the city.

Retrieved 13 October Overwhelmed by their losses, the Iraqis were forced to retreat, allowing the bulk of RCT-1 to battld their advance through the city. These bridges were vital to the Marines’ plans for the attack toward Baghdad.

The US learned a costly lesson in Nasiriyah. Journalist deaths by U. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

By pf March, most of the city had been subdued. These attacks were uncoordinated and the resulting firefights were lop-sided, with large numbers of militiamen killed.

The Americans lost 32 killed in action, 60 wounded, and six captured from the ambush on the supply convoy. Peeples ordered his tanks forward to rescue as many soldiers as possible. After establishing defensive positions, the Marines encountered a massive sandstorm in the city.

The ambush left nine soldiers dead and six soldiers captured.