December 21, 2006
By Spc. Jeffrey Alexander
Soldiers patrol the streets of Adhamiya.
An Iraqi and U.S. Soldier breech the door of a building where insurgent activity is suspected.
A Soldier finds a good rooftop vantage, where he can readily scout the area for snipers.
Soldiers provide cover for Iraqi security forces.
A Soldier chats with a member of the Iraqi security forces during the patrol.
A Soldier keeps a sharp eye out for insurgents as Iraqi security forces take the initiative.
Soldiers take cover beside their Stryker vehicle, ready to assist Iraqi security forces, who are taking the lead.
Stryker vehicles accompanied the Soldiers on foot for added protection and firepower.
Troops provide security for an Iraqi soldier.