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Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia.
Operation Panther's Claw
In 2008, Lance Hunter, lieutenant of the Special Air Service of the British Armed Forces, was deployed to Basra in a mission codenamed "Operation Panther's Claw", that he managed to accomplish. Years later, Glenn Talbot mentioned this particular mission to point Hunter's impressive service record.
During a conversation between James Rhodes and Tony Stark in his mansion in Malibu, about Stark's intervention as Iron Man in military situations around the world, Rhodes received a call from his superiors to order Iron Man to do reconnaissance in the city of Al-Kut in Iraq.
However, Stark decided to solve the situation himself in order to save human lives, where a group of insurgents attacked an air base killing several members U.N. peacekeepeing troops.
Flying at supersonic speed to arrive before any official military response, Iron Man engaged the insurgents, being able to withstand their attacks thanks to his armor and retaliating with his own weapons to kill every terrorist.
Stark then checked the status of a news crew whose work in the area warned Stark of the situation, as the journalists already knew Stark's M.O. to act in these kind of situation. The footage of Iron Man's intervention was sent to Stark Industries public relations department.