February 8, 2007
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall
The Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers march together toward the village of Chubinait.
They arrive in Chubinait.
The Soldiers find a trail of blood and follow it.
They arrive at a suspected terrorist hideout and an Iraqi soldier opens the gate.
The battle-scarred structure makes an ideal hiding place for weapons and terrorists.
The troops clear each room and then go upstairs.
After clearing the building, they establish rooftop security.
The rooftop makes an ideal vantage from which to locate suspicious activity in surrounding neighborhoods.
After a successful operation, an Iraqi soldier pauses to reflect.