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An Iraqi National Guard (ING) officer pays a soldier his monthly wages at Patrol Base Animal, outside the town of Al Taji, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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An Iraqi National Guard (ING) officer pays a soldier his monthly wages at Patrol Base Animal, outside the town of Al Taji, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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Base: Taji

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Major Command Shown: CENTCOM

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ashley Brokop, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
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Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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03/08/2004
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The U.S. National Archives
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