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A soldier serving with Number 1 Company 1st Battalion, The Irish Guards, looks for possible Iraqi enemy positions, as Royal Engineer technicians prepare to cap one of the burning oil wells within the city of Basra.
Image: Crown Copyright

Welcome to Operation

This website is dedicated to advancing understanding the involvement of Britain’s armed forces in the Iraq conflict between 2003 and 2009. It is the fruit of more than 10 years work visiting Iraq and studying Operation Telic.

There is much still to be learnt about Britain’s most unpopular recent war. Your feed back and contributions would be very welcome.

Tim Ripley
March 2013