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  • Dhi Qar: Rich past, hopeful future

    09/18/2006 4:52:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 198+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. James Sherrill
    BAGHDAD — With all its history, Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq is looking toward the future. It’s scheduled later this month to become the second of Iraq’s 18 provinces to be transferred to provincial Iraqi control. This means Coalition security forces will pull back and let the local provincial Police and Iraqi military handle security of the province, a key step for the eventual withdrawal of Coalition forces from the country. Both Coalition officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have said they hope to have all 18 of the country’s provinces under Iraqi control by the end of...