Operation Iron Saber

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Operation Iron Saber
Date April 2004
Location Najaf, Al Kut and Karbala
Belligerents
United States United States Army
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg New Iraqi Army
Casualties and losses
None None

During Post-invasion Iraq, Operation Iron Saber was a coalition strike aimed at defeating the Mahdi army under the control of Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, Al Kut and Karbala. The major United States unit involved was Task Force U.S. 1st Armored Division.

Launched in April 2004, and after intense urban warfare which involved Mahdi militiamen taking refuge in mosques, coalition forces had defeated the Mahdi army by June and had forced a cease-fire with al-Sadr.

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