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US Military Personnel assigned to the Chemical Biological Intelligence Survey (CBIS) Team, prepare to board a US Army (USA) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. The Team will investigate suspected chemical agents found on a chicken farm 10-kilometers Northeast of Fallujah, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Military Personnel assigned to the Chemical Biological Intelligence Survey (CBIS) Team, prepare to board a US Army (USA) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. The Team will investigate suspected chemical agents found on a chicken farm 10-kilometers Northeast of Fallujah, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Base: Camp Victory, Baghdad

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Camera Operator: CPT Gustavo R. Mendiola, USA

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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23/04/2004
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