Friday, September 22, 2006

Dhi Qar security transferred to Iraqi military

"In a September 21 ceremony, the responsibility for safeguarding the people of Dhi Qar was returned to the Iraqi government and its civilian-controlled security forces.
. . . Dhi Qar is the second southern Iraqi province in which Iraq forces have taken full control of security. Since July 13, local police and military forces in neighboring al Muthanna province also have had full responsibility for the province's security.
. . . Officials said several other Iraqi provinces . . . will be transferred in the near future.
. . . Coalition officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said they hope to transfer security responsibilities in all 18 of the country’s provinces to Iraqis by the end of 2008."

Washington File. Iraqi Military Takes Charge of Dhi Qar Province: Transfer of security to Iraqis another sign of progress, say U.S. officials. September 21, 2006.

Provinces of Iraq. Wikipedia.

post: friday, september 22, 2006, 12:51 PM ET
update: friday, september 22, 2006, 1:06 PM ET


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