Iraq 2007-2008

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Sniper team Sgt. Mikal Vik, 23, of Hartford, Conn. and Spc. Travis O'Hanlon, of Boston, Mass., with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, check out a possible roadside bomb near Muqdadiyah, Iraq. The soldiers are part of Operation Iron Harvest, which is meant to kill or capture al Qaida fighters who fled into rural Diyala province after the U.S. troop surge in Baghdad and Baqubah last year. Jan. 23, 2008. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES