The Reapers Assistant
Having completed the clearance of Al Faw town, 40 Cdo moved north-west. Clearing the southern bank of the Shatt Al Arab SAAJ waterway which forms the international border between Iraq and Iran. Reaching their established limits in the north of the Brigade Area of Operations, 40 Cdo Royal Marines joined in establishing a ‘blocking’ position across access routes to the Al Faw Peninsular to prevent enemy incursion from the city of Basra.
That position was established by last light. Meanwhile 42 Cdo continued to occupy the northern bank of the KAA. providing security for the Royal Navy's mine-hunters at work in the waterway.