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Iraq takes control of once bloody Anbar

June 30, 2018
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BAGHDAD – American forces today handed security responsibility tothe Iraqis in a province that the US once feared was lost — a signof the stunning reversal of fortunes after local Sunnis turnedagainst al-Qaeda in Iraq. – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 2 September, 2008)
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While signs of stability are emerging in Iraq’s Diyala province as the U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive enters its second month. The question is whether the latest attempt to pacify the province will succeed. (MSNBC — 30 August, 2008)
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U.S.-led coalition troops are scheduled to hand over control of a onetime hub of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq to Iraqi forces on Monday, a senior American military official said. (CNN — 2 September, 2008)
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Iraqis retake security duties in once-violent province; U.S. troops to remain in region.

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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