December 2011

Eyewitness to Combat: Firefight at New Ubaydi, Iraq

Volume 94, Issue 12
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November 2005

Part II, Conclusion

Part I of "Eyewitness to Combat" described 2d Battalion, First Marine Regiment's November 2005 offensive to eliminate the insurgency in the cities of Husaybah, Karabilah and Ubaydi during Operation Steel Curtain. The 17-day offensive commenced on 5 Nov., and by 14 Nov., 2/1 found itself on the outskirts of New Ubaydi, which the locals reported was "lousy with foreign fighters."

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