Friday, October 24, 2008
US Military hands over Anbar province to Iraq
In what was milestone achievement for the US military, it handed over the responsibility for security of the western province of Anbar in Iraq to the Iraqi authorities. Anbar was a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency and one the most violent regions in Iraq. The province saw a reduction in violence as the Iraqi security was increased and due to local forces called the "awakening councils". This has been the first handover near the borders of Baghdad. The U.S. military would now reduce its number in this region.Also fdaware.com.