During the occupation U.S. and Iraqi forces have experienced numerous lethal attacks in Hawija from the resistance. As of March 2006, the area was considered one of the most dangerous in all of Iraq with US soldiers and the foreign press corps in Baghdad dubbing Hawija "Anbar of the North". Included in this article are two short videos of US military operations in Hawija.
The parliamentary investigative committee in Hawija incident revealed on Tuesday, that 90% of the dead in the armyâ€™sâ€™ storming incident to the Sit-in Square were shot in the head, abdomen and chest areas, while made it clear that the weapons that were stolen from the army were outside the Sit-in Square.
"There are signs that the Iraqi army can no longer cope with a crisis in which it is confronting large fractions of the Iraqi population. Many soldiers prefer to desert the army rather than shoot at protesters. Most deserters are Sunni, but some are Shia who donâ€™t want to fight in strange places for something they donâ€™t believe in"