Battle of Ramadi (2004)

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Battle of Ramadi (2004)
Part of the Iraq War
Date April 6, 2004 - April 10, 2004
Location Ramadi, Iraq
Result Conclusive
Belligerents
United States United States Iraq Iraqi insurgents
Strength
1500 Unknown
Casualties and losses
13 killed[1]
40 wounded
300-450 killed

The Battle of Ramadi was fought in the spring of 2004, during the same time as the First Battle of Fallujah. In April 2004, Fallujah was under siege by Coalition Forces and insurgents were looking to relieve pressure on the city by attempting an offensive of their own. Ramadi, the capital of Al Anbar province, was seen as a center of gravity to coalition forces, and thus a prime target to attack. Before the battle started, insurgents cut off the highway out of Al Anbar to Baghdad.

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Zoroya, Gregg. “Fight for Ramadi exacts heavy toll on Marines.” USA Today. 12 July 2004. URL:http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-12-ramadi_x.htm. Accessed: 2009-10-09 (archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5kPS9x7tW).