- Operation Bulldog Mammoth
Operation Bulldog Mammoth Part of the Iraq War
Soldiers confiscate AK-47 assault rifles during Operation Bulldog Mammoth.
Date December 4, 2003 Location Abu Ghurayb, Iraq Result Capture of suspected anti-coalition forces and weapons caches Belligerents United States Casualties and losses none none
Operation Bulldog Mammoth was a brigade-sized cordon and search of an Abu Ghurayb apartment complex, northwest of Baghdad on December 4, 2003 during the American-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. The operation lasted about five-and-a-half hours and involved approximately 1,450 soldiers.
This unusual brigade-sized cordon and search was led by the US Army’s 1st Armored Div., 3rd Brigade Combat Team and was supported by the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, more than 300 Iraqi Civil Defense Corps personnel and an Estonian army platoon.
Additionally the operation was also supported by two companies from the 709th Military Police Battalion, which provided an outer cordon, and four AH-64 Apache helicopters, which provided air support.
The cordon and search went through 2,400 apartments, 53 additional buildings and seized: more than 220 AK-47 assault rifles, along with a number of machine guns, pistols and other rifles; five rocket propelled grenades and 15 RPG sights; 10 grenades; 12 mortar sights; various electrical components associated with improvised explosive devise construction; Russian-made night vision devices; protective masks; 24 plates of body armor and a U.S.-made vest; Saddam Hussein paraphernalia; and 16 cases of U.S. military meals, ready to eat.
Additionally the soldiers detained 40 personnel, including three on a by-name "black" list of suspects who were caught in the outer cordon while trying to escape the area.
Although intelligence reports narrowed in on the particular apartment complex as a haven for anti-coalition forces, no shots were fired during this operation.
2003 Iraq war Operations
2003 OperationsIraqi Freedom • Abiline • Airborne Dragon • All American Tiger • Antica Babilonia (Ancient Babylon) • Arrowhead Blizzard • Bayonet Lightning • Boothill • Bulldog Mammoth • Catalyst • Chamberlain • Choke Hold • Clear Area • Desert Scorpion • Desert Snowplough • Desert Thrust • Devil Siphon • Eagle Curtain • Falconer • Gratitude • Industrial Sweep • Iron Bullet • Iron Force • Iron Grip • Iron Hammer • Iron Justice • Ivy Blizzard • Ivy Cyclone • Ivy Cyclone II • Ivy Lightning • Ivy Needle • Ivy Serpent • Longstreet • Mandarin Squeeze • Northern Delay • OK Corral • Option North • Overcoat • Panther Backroads • Panther Squeeze • Peninsula Strike • Planet X • Red Dawn • Rifles Blitz • Rifles Fury • Rifle Sweep • Salm • Santa Strike • Scorpion Sting • Sidewinder • Silverado • Soda Mountain • Spartan Scorpian • Sweeny • Telic • Tiger Clean Sweep • Tyr • Whitehouse See also
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