Over the last year, Coalition and Iraqi Forces made significant progress fighting al Qaeda in Iraq. This Backgrounder provides a brief summary of operations against al Qaeda in 2007.
The Iraq debate in 2007 focused on whether the new strategy and troop increase could stem violence in Iraq. It did.
Coalition offensive operations in the southern and eastern belts of Baghdad from 6/2007 - 1/2008 have worked to support ongoing security operations within the city.
The operations against Al-Qaeda in Iraq near Muqdadiyah in Diyala Province in December provided U.S. forces with the intelligence they needed to begin the new Iron Harvest offensive in January 2008.
This backgrounder details the conduct of Raider Harvest and its potential impact on security in northern Diyala province.
Report on the intra-Shia violence between the Sadrist Trend and ISCI in Diwaniyah from April to December of 2007
Maps of the Changing Levels of Ethno-Sectarian Violence in Baghdad
Map of the Disposition of Coalition Brigades in Iraq