Operation Phantom Fury officially ends though there still is sporadic fighting outside the walls. We continue to recieve casualties in drips and drabs though there still is a sniper problem in the city. The surrounding areas remain burning though as the sky still glows at night and the smell of the place burning is still strong.
We are continuing the construction of our 'station' but we are making progress and it is almost done. Today, members of a US Marine Sniper Team in from Fallujah, borrowed our picnic table to clean weapons. They were very friendly and motivated! We were allowed to take pictures of thier weapons, the lethal Barrett Mk82 and the Springfield? They also told us stories of thier adventures cleaning out the city. I've included a few pictures.