NCA has also finished a major water treatment operation at Nasariyah
in the south and transferred it to an international committee for management.
After three solid weeks of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) near An Nasariyah
and An Dergehbeh, a hot meal was a welcome change.
The next major corps engineer mission was at Tallil Air Base, southwest of An Nasariyah
POIGNANT DISCOVERY: Captain Pete McAleer, of San Diego, California, with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shows a little girl's ID found among documents strewn in an abandoned Iraqi security facility in Nasariyah
, southern Iraq, which included a suspected torture chamber
US marines and Iraqi forces were exchanging tank and artillery fire in the strategic southern city of Nasariyah
early today, setting its power station and other buildings on fire.
The task force placed the company commander in advance of the main body and other elements to relieve the direct-support platoons of the EPWs received from the maneuver units in the division's first fight near An Nasariyah
For nine days, she was held in a hospital in Nasariyah
where she was terrified of attack or being poisoned by the food.
Almost every American has heard the story of Private First Class Jessica Lynch and her dramatic rescue from the hospital in An Nasariyah
On April 15, Iraqi leaders met in An Nasariyah
to begin discussing the process that will lead to a new government that will represent and serve the true interests of the Iraqi people.
It includes the murder of six British Red Caps at a police station in Majar al-Kabir in June, a truck bomb that killed 22 outside the UN HQ in Baghdad on August 19, suicide bombings in Baghdad, including the Red Cross HQ, that left 40 dead on October 27 and truck bombs that killed 42 in Baghdad and Nasariyah
When US troops raided a hospital in Nasariyah
, 230 miles south-east of Baghdad, she was filmed being stretchered into a helicopter.
, some US Marines were still bogged down trying to take two strategic bridges spanning the Euphrates but the main force has moved on around the town.