Operation Sayeed

Operation Sayeed
Operation Sayeed
Part of Al Anbar campaign and Iraq War
OPsteel curtain 2005.JPG
U.S. Marine Lcpl. Raphael Hernandez, and Iraqi Army soldiers watch over the surrounding streets from a rooftop in Karabilah, Iraq, during Operation Steel Curtain on November 11, 2005.
Date July 2005–December 22, 2005
Location Hit, Haditha, Husaybah, and al-Qaim: Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Result U.S. tactical victory
United States United States

Iraq Republic of Iraq

Iraqi Insurgency
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda in Iraq
Flag of the Ba'ath Party.svg Ba'ath Party Loyalists
Casualties and losses
United States United States

54 killed, 324 wounded[1] Iraq Republic of Iraq
16 killed, 89 wounded[1]

Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg 757 insurgents killed, 64 wounded, 2,308 detained[1]

Operation Sayeed was a series of operations conducted in western Anbar Province by the United States Marine Corps in 2005. It was an umbrella operation, consisting of at least 11 named operations between July 2005 to December 2005. The purpose was to drive Al Qaeda in Iraq forces from the Western Euphrates River Valley. Some parts of Operation Sayeed were Operation Steel Curtain and Operation Iron Fist.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Marine Corps Operations in Iraq, 2003-2006, p. 105
  2. ^ Al-Anbar Awakening: U.S. Marines and Counterinsurgency in Iraq, 2004-2009. Volume 1: American Perspectives, p. 105

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