Southern Iraq (Mar. 27, 2003) -- Kuwaiti firefighters fight to secure a burning oil well in the Rumaila oilfields, set ablaze by Iraqi military forces. Efforts are underway to extinguish fires and protect the region from environmental disaster. Protection of these fields is considered critical to the Iraqi people in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraqi's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Mary Rose Xenikakis.
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