Operation Rifles Blitz
During the American invasion of Iraq
, in 2003
, Operation Rifles Blitz
was a series of patrols and checkpoints set up at the Iraqi frontiers with Saudi Arabia
by the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (the “Proud Rifles”).
The object of these patrols and checkpoints was to prevent infiltrators from reinforcing resistance fighters in Iraq and to capture members of the old regime attempting to escape.
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