Iraq Army Nations // Middle East/North Africa



OVERVIEW Saddam Hussein's military was disbanded following Operation Iraqi Freedom in March and April 2003. Coalition forces were assigned to rebuild the Iraqi army. By 2004, the Iraqi army had assumed some responsibility for protecting the border against foreign insurgents and protecting key installations. By 2005, the army had shouldered responsibility for securing elections at the end of January and taking over patrols of some provinces and city neighborhoods, especially in Baghdad. The...

 

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