Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Iraq Operation Blue Falcon



U.S. soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Co., 1st Battalion, 506th, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, move to engage the enemy during a fire fight from a roof top of a temporarily occupied house while conducting Operation Blue Falcon, a mission with the intent of drawing the insurgency to the open and destroying it in Eastern Ramadi, Iraq on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006. Charlie Co. walked from their Forward Operating Base, corridor to the Mulab, a nearby neighborhood of Eastern Ramadi. They occupied two houses from which they positioned sniper teams and gun teams ready to engage the enemy. The mission lasted more than 18 hours. Eight suspected insurgents were reported to be killed during the operation.





A U.S. soldier, Certified Medic, but working with an Intel team attached to 2nd Platoon, Charlie Co., 1st Battalion, 506th, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, examines an Iraqi elder suffering of knees pains while conducting Operation Blue Falcon.




U.S. soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Co., 1st Battalion, 506th, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, are offered breakfast by the Iraqi family that lives in the house that they temporarily occupied while conducting Operation Blue Falcon, a mission with the intent of drawing the insurgency to the open and destroying it in Eastern Ramadi, Iraq on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.