Operation Phantom Strike Factsheet
• Phantom Strike, a series of targeted joint operations against al Qaeda, Sunni, and Shi'a insurgent elements
in Baghdad and the surrounding areas, was launched on August 13, 2007.
• Corps-level operation: Multi-National Corps—Iraq is the highest echelon of command of coalition
combat forces; the Corps is under the command of Lieutenant General Ray Odierno.
• This operation is the third phase of a multi-phase strategy to secure Baghdad and the belts surrounding the