Operation Timus Preem, led by Lieutenant-Colonel David Corbould and conducted by the 2 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Battlegroup in August 2008 was a mechanized assault involving nearly two battalion-sized units of Canadian and Afghan forces, with armour leading the main effort. Overall, Operation Timus Preem was a successful operation. It forced the enemy to re-organize their command structure and replace leaders. It wiped out their “forward” IED production capacity and transit base to the Sangeray area and the operation also most likely took out some of the people involved in killing the three Canadian engineers on the eve of the operation.

Originally Published in Canadian Military History