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February in Iraq in Photos


A Soldier from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division searches the shadows of a palm grove on a recent patrol in the area of Mahmudiyah, Iraq, 17 miles south of the Iraqi capital. Coalition and Iraqi army soldiers patrol this area together to deny the enemy safe haven and staging grounds to launch attacks against the capital city. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jon Cano, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Public Affairs).

More after the include Kurds arriving in Baghdad, Gate Breach, Hero's Highway, Critical Care, Scaling the Wall, and Medevac...


Soldiers from 2nd Iraqi Army Division exit an Iraqi Air Force plane and set foot at Baghdad International Airport. The soldiers were flown from near the Irbil area in the Kurdish Autonomous Region to Baghdad to support Operation Fardth - Al Kanoon, a blanket mission aimed at capturing terrorists throughout the country, starting with the capital. (Photo by Spc. Abel Trevino, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Yep, Kurds coming to Baghdad...


U.S. Army Soldiers with Delta Company, 1st Cavalry Division, 12th Infantry Regiment, breach a gate during a routine foot patrol in Khalis, Iraq, on Feb. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall)


On an average month, hundreds of wounded Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Iraqi personnel pass underneath the American flag-emblazed canopy known as Hero's Highway. Ninety eight percent of the patients treated at Balad's Air Force Theater Hospital survive. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.)


Spc. Charles Denniston, right, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division attached to 1st Cavalry Division, provides security during a patrol in the Baladiat area of East Baghdad, Iraq on Feb. 15, 2007. (U.S. Army photo by SSgt. Bronco Suzuki)


Crowded behind IV tubes and monitor wires, a critical care patient was prepared for transport on C-17 Globemaster to Landstuhl, Germany where he will receive further care for his wounds. (US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.)


A U.S. Army Soldier, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Bliss, Texas, scales a wall during a raid on several homes of suspected Al Qaeda terrorists in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Vanessa Valentine)


Sgt. Robert Cowdry, a flight medic in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Combat Aviation Brigade, is hoisted into a Black Hawk helicopter during a hovering practice drill at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. His team's mission is to medically evacuate casualties at the point of their injury.