Chapter 5 – Smugglers


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Phosphate plant outside Al-Qaim Town

Maps: (click to enlarge)

Figure 5-2, Simplified tribal map
More detailed tribal map, from RCT-2 briefing slides


1. The Marines Take Anbar, Nicholas J. Schlosser
2. “How an arbitrary set of borders created the modern Middle East”, The New Statesman, 9may06
3. “The Growth Of Organized Crime And Gangs In Iraq”, Musings-on-Iraq blog
4. U.S. Marines In Battle: Al-Qaim, September 2005-March 2006
5. Ibid.
6. Lieutenant Colonel Morano, interview in Awakening, Vol IIIA
7. Iraq Tribal Study-Anbar Governorate, DoD study, 18jun06, p4-32
8. Sheikh Sabah, Interview in Awakening, Vol IIIA

3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and the fight for Al-Qaim, Iraq

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