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Haqlaniyah Ops Continue

From Captain M.M. McClung of MNF-Iraq, news of continued operations against insurgents operating out of Haqlaniyah in northern al-Anbar province.

CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq – Coalition forces delivered precision munitions at an abandoned hotel in Haqlaniyah today, destroying it to deny its use as a support base from which insurgents can coordinate strikes against Coalition forces.

Coalition forces have delivered precision munitions at the same location multiple times since May 7 in response to repeated hostile insurgent activity.

This structure is a known location of insurgent activity.

For quick context on the type of activity seen there this month, see: Mortar Attack from the Hotel

Also Thursday, insurgents attacked U.S. Marines from an abandoned hotel in Haqlaniyah, 140 miles northwest of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The Marines responded with small arms fire, a shoulder-fired rocket and an airstrike on the hotel. There were no U.S. casualties but one child suffered minor injuries, the military said.