HUDDERSFIELD soldiers are fighting a new sort of war in Iraq.
And troops from the Duke of Wellington's Regiment are happy they are winning their latest challenge.
Units from the 1st Battalion are conducting a "hearts and minds" campaign on the streets of the southern city of Basra.
Every patrol, every operation, is geared at trying to gain the confidence and the support of the local people.
And in many cases they are succeeding.
The troops, many of them from Huddersfield, have been in Basra for several weeks after leaving their base in Osnabruck, Germany, at short notice.
Their main duty was to provide security for the Iraqi elections at the end of January, which attracted many protests but went ahead.
But now the emphasis is on making sure that the terrorists responsible for the continued unrest do not stop life going ahead as normal.
A regimental spokesman said: "The patrols we mount have two purposes.
"One is to ensure continued security.
"That involves manning vehicle checkpoints, doing river patrols on the Shatt Al Arab waterway and checking on suspected terrorists.
"But the second part of our work here is to help the local community get their city back to work.
"We work alongside civil contractors from all around Basra to refurbish the hospital and the shopping markets, clean the streets and ensure people can go about their daily business."