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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Battle of Nasiriyah

The convoy was led by Captain Troy King, a supply officer with little combat training. Retrieved from ” https: Aided by tank fire and artillery, the Marines killed over Iraqi soldiers in the engagement, without suffering a single casualty.

Retrieved 5 April Group 2 also made it through the kill zone, although their vehicles were badly damaged and had to be abandoned. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Vilnius Raid October 03, The Post quoted an unnamed official who said “She was fighting to the death [ One truck was crushed by naasiriyah traversing mm gun barrel of a Type QM tank.

Initial reporting of the battle emphasized the supposed heroism of Nasoriyah First Class Jessica Lynch. On 24 April, Private Lynch testified before Congress. Two anti-aircraft guns protected the approach to the compound. There are not many of us that do not know the story of Jessica Lynch’s ambush, capture, and subsequent rescue. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Battle of Nasiriyah – Wikiwand

nasiriyxh The battalion estimated that around Iraqi soldiers were killed along with an unknown number of civilians. On the morning of 27 March, two recon Marines found a sunken M1A1 tank at the bottom of the river. The 51st operated in the south covering the oilfields, and the 6th was north near Al Amarahwhich left three brigade-sized elements of the 11th ID to guard the An Nasiriyah area.


As they assaulted north, they were engaged with two anti-aircraft guns defending an Iraqi compound.

Military History Online – The Battle of An Nasiriyah

Requesting air and tank support, the Marines were able to destroy the two guns and capture the compound. The Iraqis were unaware of the Marines position, and quickly found themselves in an ambush.

At od, 2nd LAR established a perimeter 15 kilometers 9. On 3 April, The Washington Post ran a front-page story which read: Where Men Win Glory. Battle of the Big Hole September 06, Its population is nasieiyah up almost entirely of Shiite Muslims.

In the opening days of the US-led invasion of Iraq, American soldiers and Marines found themselves embattled in the southern Batrle city of Nasiriyah. The A strike was cleared by the battalion’s forward air controllerwho was with Bravo Company, bogged down on the eastern outskirts of the city.

Part of the Invasion of Iraq. Peeples ordered his tanks forward to rescue as many soldiers as possible. Eleven soldiers died in the ambush that morning, and eighteen Marines lost their lives that afternoon.

While the rapid advance was critical for a swift victory, failure to clear regions and cities of fighters could prove deadly for rear echelon forces supporting the front line. 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.

She called the earlier reports a “lie”, and said that she had in fact never fired her weapon, because she was knocked unconscious when her vehicle crashed. There were no US casualties. The Iraqis nasiriyau over soldiers killed in action in the battle, with another wounded and 1, captured.


The bloodiest day of the operations for the Marines was 23 March, when 18 men of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion2nd Marineswere killed and eight Amphibious Assault Vehicles were disabled in heavy fighting with Iraqi forces around the Saddam Canal. Retrieved 13 October On the night of 24—25 March, the bulk of the Marines of Regimental Combat Team 1 passed through the city over the bridges and attacked north towards Baghdad.

Proudly powered by WordPress. Central Command issued a press release which both minimized certainty and the role of friendly-fire. 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.

Contact Brian Williams at: The Marines also came under friendly-fire, when an Air National Guard A strafed a convoy on the northern outskirts of the town. The tank had been missing since the night of 24—25 March.

It had apparently plunged into the river when it drove through a gap where a sidewalk was under construction, causing the exposed reinforcing bar nasiriyyah crumble under the weight. Some of them swerved off the road or crashed while attempting to avoid incoming Iraqi fire. Retrieved 5 January Archived from the original PDF on 16 January