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  7th Division (Iraq) The  7th Division  is a division of the Iraqi Army. Firstformed in the 1960s or 1970s, it was disbanded in 2003.It was reformed after 2004. It is now headquartered atAl Asad. This division was trained by the United StatesMarine Corps. It played a part in the defeat of Al Qaedain Iraq (AQI) in Anbar province in 2007. It was trans- ferred to the Iraqi Ground Forces Command (IGFC) onNovember 1, 2007. [1] Division Units: ã  26th Motorized (AAslt) Brigade ã  27th Motorized (AAslt) Brigade ã  28th Motorized Brigade ã  29th Mechanized Brigade (operational since April3, 2008)In accordance with the standards of training Iraqi forcesthe division’s brigades or battalions will be committed atall times in other units. This was tested by detachingunits of the 7th Division south of Baghdad in early of2008. The 29th is the last brigade formed in the desertof western Iraq, is based in Rutbah, it may be in line tobe equipped with wheeled armour like the 37th or 17thBrigades.In May 2008, the 26th Brigade participated in operationsin Basra.On 21 December 2013, Maj Gen Mohammed al-Karawi,the Commander of the division, was killed during a secu-rity operation in Rutbah against al-Qaeda training camps.In the incident, several suicide bombs had gone off asKarawi was entering a deserted building, killing Karawialongside several officers, and wounding up to 32 sol-diers. More than 60 militants had been in the area at thetime. [2] Throughout late 2014 and early 2015, some 320 US ad-visers trained the troops of the 7th Division, which oc-casionally engaged in skirmishes with militants of theIslamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). [3] 1 Notes [1]  7th Iraqi Army Division now Controlled by Iraqi Gov-ernment”,MNF-IPressReleaseNovember032007”. Re-trieved 11 October 2014.[2] “BombattackkillsofficersinIraq’sAnbarprovince”.  BBC News  . Retrieved 11 October 2014.[3] 7th Division, Iraqi Army. Globalsecurity.org. RetrievedMay 25, 2015. 2 External links ã  Globalsecurity.org1  2  3 TEXT AND IMAGE SOURCES, CONTRIBUTORS, AND LICENSES  3 Text and image sources, contributors, and licenses 3.1 Text ã  7th Division (Iraq)  Source:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Division_(Iraq)?oldid=663968239  Contributors:   SmackBot, Buckshot06,Fallschirmjäger, Dharion, Ktr101, Rejectwater, Guy1890, Mach1988, MrPenguin20, Славянский патриот and Anonymous: 2 3.2 Images ã  File:Flag_of_Iraq.svg  Source:   https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Flag_of_Iraq.svg  License:   Public domain  Contrib-utors:  ã  This image is based on the CIA Factbook, and the website of Office of the President of Iraq, vectorized by User:Militaryace  Original artist:  Unknown, published by Iraqi governemt, vectorized by User:Militaryace based on the work of User:Hoshie ã  File:Flag_of_the_Iraqi_7th_Infantry_Division.svg  Source:   https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Flag_of_the_Iraqi_7th_Infantry_Division.svg  License:   CC BY-SA 4.0  Contributors:   Own work. Based on flags visible in the background in these twovideos posted on Youtube by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.  Original artist:   MrPenguin20 ã  File:Iraq_RPK_Machine_Gun.jpg  Source:   https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Iraq_RPK_Machine_Gun.jpg  Li-cense:   Public domain  Contributors:   ?  Original artist:   ? 3.3 Content license ã  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
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