Combat Outposts are popping up all over Baghdad and other areas in Iraq. Here are some recent photos of Soldiers moving into certain areas, away from their FOBS as part of the new strategy:
The highest rooftop at the Ghazaliya combat outpost provides a good view of the surrounding neighborhood in western Baghdad. Photo: 1st CAV PA.
Spc. Robert Thompson, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, from Gastonia, N.C., provides security from a rooftop in the Ghazaliya combat outpost compound in Baghdad. Photo: 1st CAV PA.
Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division move down a street and into a compound that contains a factory and several warehouses, Feb. 6, in the Adhamiyah district of Baghdad, Iraq. The Soldiers disrupted insurgent activities in the area in preparation of a new Combat Out Post that is being established in the neighborhood. Photo: Sgt. Michael Garrett, 7th MPAD.
Spc. Michael Hardiman, a native of Reno, Nev., who serves on the personal security detachment for the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), goes onto the roof of the school in Ibrahim Sallal village, Iraq, on Feb. 3 to set up radio equipment. Soldiers of Company B, 2-14 air-assaulted into the village, which had seen not seen the presence of U.S. forces in almost a year, during the early-morning hours. Photo: Cpl. Christina Mc Cann, 10th MTN DIV PA.