GWT: UK and US marines battle with Iraqi troops at Al Faw peninsular
GWT: Royal marines battle with Iraqi troops at Al Faw peninsular
GWT: WRAP Coalition forces in Al Faw, marines advance north, shelling, POWs
2003 UK and US marines battle with Iraqi troops at Al Faw peninsular
Project Awesome - Battle of Al Faw PART 3
The Battle of Al Faw was one of the first battles of the Iraq War. One of the initial objectives of the Coalition campaign in Iraq was to capture the Gas and Oil Platforms ("GOPLATs") in the Al-Faw Peninsula intact before it could be sabotaged or destroyed by the Iraqi military. This would prevent an ecological disaster similar to the 1991 Gulf War and enable a quicker resumption of oil exports which was vital to the rebuilding of Iraq after the war.