BAGHDAD, May 28 (KUNA) -- The US Army in Iraq handed over on Friday a new
military base to Iraqi forces located northeast of Baghdad city.
Iraqi Prime Minister's Representative Muneer Hadad said during the hand
over ceremony that such step comes within the security agreements between the
Iraqi and US governments.
The Representative said the new military base will supervise Al-Rashidiya
and Al-Husainiya areas in northern Baghdad, noting that such base is
considered one of three military bases controlled by the 11th regiment of the
The Iraqi official added that the Iraqi military now has even dependency on
its personnel in the area rather than US military support.
Meanwhile, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Denis said the hand over was
an important event to the Iraqi military capabilities that would enable it
carry out security responsibilities without US military assistance. (end)
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