The long war in Iraq may finally be coming to an end. Our War Stories team was there when it started, and has chronicled how it has been fought ever since.
This compelling episode of War Stories was compiled during six lengthy embeds with U.S. forces in the land between the rivers.
You are there with the Marines of the 3/2 in "Operation Matador" as they go hunting for terrorists along "rat lines" near the Syrian border.
You'll meet Iraqi commandos and security forces and hear in their own words how they perceive the War on Terror.
Go inside joint raids in the city of Ramadi where tips from local citizens contributed to the seizures of weapon caches and terrorist propaganda.
And we pay tribute to those Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Matador so that others may live free.