Operation Black Eagle

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Operation Black Eagle
Part of the Iraq War, Post-invasion Iraq
Date 6–10 April 2007
Location Al Diwaniyah, Iraq
Result Indecisive
Belligerents
 United States
 Poland
Iraq Iraqi Security Forces
Mahdi Army
Commanders and leaders
Khalid Hassan   Muqtada al-Sadr
Casualties and losses
6 killed (U.S.)
1 killed (Poland)
29 killed (Iraq)
25 killed, 39 captured

Operation Black Eagle is an operation in which U.S. and Polish troops battled gunmen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the town of Al Diwaniyah, which is the capital of Iraq's Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, for control of the city. U.S. warplanes targeted insurgent positions with Hellfire missiles in and near the city. As of 7 April 2007, Iraqi officials have verified six insurgents killed and 39 captured. On 10 April 2007, combat operations had been declared to have ended and the operation continued into the reconstruction phase.

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In mid-May however, heavy fighting erupted in the city.[citation needed]

On 11 August 2007, a roadside bomb hit the convoy of the governor of Diwaniya, Khalil Jalil Hamza, killing him along with the province's police chief Brigadier Khalid Hassan.[1][2]

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