Iraq Continues to Build on Artillery and Mortar Capability

Amid vital preparation for the US military's withdrawal date of December 31st 2011, Iraqi forces are doing all they can to reacquaint themselves with artillery capabilities not seen since the rule of Saddam Hussein.Build up to Operation Iron Lion began last month, consisting of a joint exercise aimed to familiarise Iraqi soldiers with new equipment, including downgraded M198 155 mm howitzers and 120 mm mortar indirect fire weapons systems.The exercise, which has been taking place near to the K...
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