A group of Iraqi children observe US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Kenneth R. Fouse, from Company "C", 1ST Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, as he provides security armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle, equipped with an M203 40mm grenade launcher, during a search and clear operation conducted within the inner city of Fallujah, Iraq. USMC Marines assigned to the 2nd Marine Division are conducting counter-insurgency operations with Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to isolate and neutralize Anti-Iraqi Forces, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM