• Two 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers stand on a rooftop, as one checks his radio and another pulls security during training at a military installation in the Anbar rovince of Iraq. The soldiers of the 9th Bn. spent the day sharpening their skills as they practiced vehicle-mounted assaults and foot patrols in order to seek out and arrest warranted individuals throughout the province and protect Iraq's citizens from harm.

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    Two 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers stand on a rooftop, as one checks his radio and another pulls security during training at a military installation in the Anbar rovince of Iraq. The soldiers of the 9th Bn...

  • A squad of 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers maneuver around obstacles and over the sand-covered road to approach a building thought to house a suspect during training at a military installation in the Anbar province of Iraq. The training allowed the ISOF soldiers to practice approaching buildings both on foot and with their vehicles. By understanding the different methods of approaching dangerous areas, the soldiers are able to enhance their ability to successfully capture those wanting to cause harm to fellow Iraqis.

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    A squad of 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers maneuver around obstacles and over the sand-covered road to approach a building thought to house a suspect during training at a military installation in the Anbar...

  • Soldiers from the 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, carefully approach a building suspected of hiding a terrorist during training at an Anbar province military installation. The soldiers trained on various scenarios to include approaching on foot, mounted approach with vehicles and a combination of the two. Switching the scenarios during training keeps the skills of the elite force sharp and adaptable to any situation.

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    Soldiers from the 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, carefully approach a building suspected of hiding a terrorist during training at an Anbar province military installation. The soldiers trained on various scenarios to...

  • Soldiers from the 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, use military vehicles as they tear through the desert sand to enter a village suspected of housing criminal elements during training in Al Anbar province. The ISOF soldiers trained on several different scenarios to ensure they are able to adapt to a variety of situations.

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    Soldiers from the 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, use military vehicles as they tear through the desert sand to enter a village suspected of housing criminal elements during training in Al Anbar province. The ISOF...

  • A 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldier quickly makes his way to cover as he runs towards a building during a training scenario at a military installation in Iraq's Anbar province. The ISOF soldiers trained both on foot and with vehicles to keep their skills sharp when conducting missions throughout the province. Having the ability to use multiple types of entries allows the soldiers more flexibility when approaching suspected hideouts.

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    A 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldier quickly makes his way to cover as he runs towards a building during a training scenario at a military installation in Iraq's Anbar province. The ISOF soldiers trained both on...

  • 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers leave behind a trail of dust as they near a suspect's home during training in Iraq's Anbar province. The commandos used the vehicles to enter the area before completing the mission on foot. During the training, commandos were able to experience several different scenarios including incoming fire, mortars and a maze of debris and obstacles that made the simulated event more difficult.

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    9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers leave behind a trail of dust as they near a suspect's home during training in Iraq's Anbar province. The commandos used the vehicles to enter the area before completing the...

  • A platoon of 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers works its way over rocky terrain and sinking sand as they approach a small village where a suspect is hiding during a training exercise in the Anbar province of Iraq. As the setting sun silhouettes them, the ISOF soldiers work their way into formation to begin the assault. During the day's training, the ISOF soldiers rehearsed various scenarios that included entrance on foot, by vehicle and a combination of both to ensure they will continue to be ready for any situation.

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    A platoon of 9th Regional Commando Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers works its way over rocky terrain and sinking sand as they approach a small village where a suspect is hiding during a training exercise in the Anbar province of...

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