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Iraq assumes control of military

June 30, 2018
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The Iraqi government on Thursday formally took over command of its armed forces from the U.S.-led coalition, a major step on its painful path toward independence and an essential move before international troops can eventually withdraw. (MSNBC — 7 September, 2006)
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Coalition forces handed over control Thursday of Iraq’s armed forces command to the government, a move described by U.S. officials as a crucial step but which still leaves nearly all the country’s troops under American control. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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The United States has handed over formal command of an Iraqi army division to Prime Minister Nuri al-Malikis government a significant step towards the withdrawal of about 150 000 US-led foreign tro (ABC News — 8 September, 2006)
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The Iraqi authorities begin taking control of their armed forces from the US-led coalition. (BBC News — 8 September, 2006)
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A suicide car bomber targets a petrol station used by Iraqi police vehicles in Baghdad, one of several new attacks. (BBC News — 8 September, 2006)
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Three bomb attacks targeting police patrols in Baghdad left at least four people dead and more than 40 wounded on Thursday morning, police said. (International Herald Tribune — 7 September, 2006)
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Iraq says it has executed 27 men in Baghdad after they were convicted of murder and rape The Iraqi Government says in a statement the convicts came from a number of Iraqs 18 provinces (ABC News — 8 September, 2006)
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The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq urged his followers to kill at least one American in the next two weeks using a sniper rifle, explosive or “whatever the battle may require,” according to an audiotape that aired Thursday on Al-Jazeera. (CNN — 9 September, 2006)
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The report from a morgue official casts doubt on the effectiveness of an American operation to reduce violence. (New York Times — 8 September, 2006)
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