December 6, 2006
By Sgt. 1st Class Robert Brogan
Iraqi soldiers from 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division ride in a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault near Lake Tharthar in Salah ad Din Province, Iraq.
The Iraqi soldiers exit the Chinook and take up positions around the perimeter of their landing zone at the commencement of the operation.
Iraqi Lt. Col. Mukhluff, the operations officer from 1st Battalion, 4th Iraqi Army Division communicates with his soldiers as they secure the landing zone."
Iraqi soldiers return to their Chinook helicopter for transportation back to base after a successful operation.