Archive: 2009

Jan. 13, 2009

Troops ready to prevent election violence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – U.S. and Iraqi forces in Iraq’s Diyala province are preparing for rising violence amid upcoming provincial elections, an Army commander in Iraq said at a Pentagon news conference Monday.

Jan. 12, 2009

Iraqi girls reclaim attack site as ‘fort of science’

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – The Huda Girls’ School officially reopened its doors Jan. 5, again providing education to some 950 girls.

Jan. 6, 2009

Iraq assumes authority over FOB Callahan

AL SHA’ AB (Jan. 5, 2009) — Just days after the International Zone was returned to the Government of Iraq, Coalition forces returned Forward Operating Base Callahan to Iraqi jurisdiction, Jan. 3.

Jan. 2, 2009

U.S. turns control of International Zone over to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2009 – The United States formally transferred the Republican Palace back to the Iraqi government today, a concrete symbol of the continuing improvement in the country.