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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PHOTO ESSAY: The Battle of An-Nasiriyah

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. The Vilnius Raid October 03, He did not have contact with Charlie Company and was unaware that Marines were so far masiriyah. Its population is made up almost entirely of Shiite Muslims.

Aided by tank fire and artillery, the Marines killed over Iraqi soldiers in the engagement, without suffering a single casualty. Piestewa died of her wounds soon afterward. However, a few soldiers managed to escape the ambush and form a screen around their wounded.

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The US learned a costly lesson in Nasiriyah. He specializes in military operations from Present and has written extensively regarding the future of asymmetrical warfare.


On the morning of 27 March, two recon Marines found a sunken M1A1 tank at the bottom of the river. Colonel Ron Bailey’s Regimental Combat Team 2 RCT-2 was methodically advancing north toward An Nasiriyah on the same road that the th had traveled a few hours earlier when they encountered some of the surviving members of the th who were fleeing south from the ambush.

By 27 March, most of the city had been subdued. It had apparently plunged into the river when it drove through baftle gap where a sidewalk was under construction, causing the exposed reinforcing bar to crumble under the weight. One year later, it remains the costliest day of nsiriyah struggle in Iraq.

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PHOTO ESSAY: The Battle of An-Nasiriyah

Part of the Invasion of Iraq. Archived from the original on 31 December By 27 March, most Iraqi resistance in the city had been subdued and the focus of the battle shifted from full combat to cordon-and-search operations.

US losses were 32 dead, 60 wounded, and six captured. Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat C Approaches Burning th Vehicles. Archived from the original on 1 December Retrieved 5 July Contact Brian Williams at: The rapid advance of coalition forces on their drive toward Baghdad left many cities with resistance fighters still intact.


On 3 April, The Washington Post ran a front-page story which read: Date 23—29 March Location Nasiriyah, Iraq. The New York Times.

On 24 April, Private Lynch testified before Congress. A series of misfortunes, poor decisions, and just plain — bad luck, had led this convoy into the jaws of death.

Survey and assessment of reported Iraqi combatant fatalities in the War”. As 2nd LAR set up a defensive perimeter for the evening, Iraqi reinforcements were mobilized and sent south to Nasiriyah from Kut, unaware of 2nd LARs defensive position. Doubleday, New York Peeples ordered his tanks forward to rescue as many soldiers as possible.

Archived from the original PDF on 16 January gattle The latter were loaded by force onto buses while Iraqi troops occupied the rear sections in the hope of breaking the Marines defensive position.