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Operation Black Eagle

Operation Black Eagle
Part of the Iraq War, Post-invasion Iraq
Date6–10 April 2007
LocationAl Diwaniyah, Iraq
Result Indecisive
Belligerents
23x15px United States
23x15px Poland
Template:Country data Iraq Iraqi Security Forces
23x15px 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.

Aftermath

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]

See also

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