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Enduring Freedom

Moez Surani

Selections from ةيلمع Operación Operation Opération 作业 Oперация (“operation” in each official United Nations language), a poem by Moez Surani consisting of the names of military operations carried out by UN member states. The poem spans 193 countries and 69 years, and in March 214 contained the names of more than 2,3 operations. Surani intends to engrave the poem onto a monument to be donated to the UN, with room left for future entries. The operations listed here took place between 2 and 29.

New Horizons
Essential Harvest
Noble Eagle
Kratos
Infinite Justice
Enduring Freedom
Green Quest
Sirius
Crescent Wind
Veritas
Parakram/Valor
Teyvat Noah/Noah’s Ark
Derekh Nehosha/Determined Path
Safe Commerce
Bastille
Antica Babilonia/Ancient Babylon
Tapeworm
All American Tiger
Red Dawn
Santa Strike
Clothes for Kids
Wolverine Feast
Secure Tomorrow
Wolfpack Crunch
Arrrowhead Strike 1
Student to Student
Diyala Border Police Audit
Phantom Linebacker
Tombstone Piledriver
Flashman
Mayfield III
Cobra Sweep
Tiger Care
Vanguard Thunder
Cajun Mousetrap III
Iron Fury
Showdown
Wolverine
Grizzly Forced Entry
Black Typhoon
Yimy Tshovh/Days of Penitence
Iolaus
Wolfhound Fury
Bulldog
Centaur Strike II
Centaur Strike III
Mandarin Squeeze
Mustang Socko
Tiger Club
Crayon
Tiger Fury
Duke Fury
Al Fajr/New Dawn
Phantom Fury
Wolfhound Power
Wolfhound Jab
Rock Bottom
Falcon Freedom
Soprano Sunset
Iraqi Children
Backbreaker
Lion Cub
Unified Assistance
Madad/HelpTherapist
Checkmate
Centaur Showdown
Unforgiven
Swashbuckle
Yad l’Achim/Giving Brothers a Hand
Murambatsvina/Drive Out Rubbish/Restore Order
Scrimmage
Vigilance
Clear Decision
Block Party II
Mongoose
Dragons Breath
Squeeze Play
Souk/New Market
Moon River Dragon
San Juan
Romhe/Spear
White Shield
Khanjar/Dagger
al Azil al Sitrateegi/Strategic Separation
Red Wings
Diablo Reach Back
Shadyville
Site Down
Jolly Roger
Demon Digger
Firework Fanfare
Warrior’s Rage
Whalers
Quick Strike
Able Warrior
Restoring Rights

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Moez Surani

Moez Surani is the author of two poetry collections, Reticent Bodies and Floating Life (Wolsak & Wynn). He lives in Toronto.


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