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Iraq takes over command of armed forces

June 30, 2018
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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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Five bomb attacks, including suicide car bombs, in Baghdad killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 Thursday. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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A roadside bomb in Baghdad and a mortar attack on Shiite pilgrims south of the capital killed five people Friday, a day before tens of thousands of people were expected in the Shiite holy city of Karbala for a religious festival. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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Iraq takes control Thursday of its armed forces command, a major step in its painful path toward independence and an essential move before international troops can eventually withdraw. (International Herald Tribune — 7 September, 2006)
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Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims thronged the streets of Karbala on Saturday for a religious festival, and Iraqi army and police deployed across the holy city to ward off any suicide bombers. (MSNBC — 18 hours ago)
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Iraq’s parliament voted to extend a state of emergency Tuesday, while Britain’s foreign secretary stressed that transferring control of security from the U.S.-led coalition to the government was key. (International Herald Tribune — 6 September, 2006)
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On a day when bombs claimed at least 14 lives in Iraq and dozens more bodies were found in Baghdad, a top politician warned Wednesday that the country will collapse by year’s end if warring groups fail to reconcile. (CNN — 9 September, 2006)
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