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MAJ. Gen J.D. Thurman, commanding general, Mutli-National Division-Baghdad talks to and gives a command coin to COL. Mohammad Wasif, commander, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division during a reception following the Forward Operating Base"Honor"Transfer of Authority ceremony at FOB Honor in the International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq on 31 January 2006. The Transfer of Authority ceremony is part of the turn over to Iraqi Security Forces the responsibility of their own national defense as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Credit US Army photo: SFC David D. Isakson, 55th Combat Camera (RELEASED)

MAJ. Gen J.D. Thurman, commanding general, Mutli-National Division-Baghdad talks to and gives a command coin to COL. Mohammad Wasif, commander, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division during a reception following the Forward Operating Base"Honor"Transfer of Authority ceremony at FOB Honor in the International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq on 31 January 2006. The Transfer of Authority ceremony is part of the turn over to Iraqi Security Forces the responsibility of their own national defense as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Credit US Army photo: SFC David D. Isakson, 55th Combat Camera (RELEASED)

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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Base: Fob Honor

State: Baghdad

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Major Command Shown: MND-B

Scene Camera Operator: SFC David D. Isakson

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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31/01/2006
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The U.S. National Archives
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