US general sees Iraq forces getting more territory

Iraqi security forces will control about 75 percent of

Iraq by the end of summer, up from under 50 percent now, a senior U.S. commander said on Friday, as the United States turns over more responsibilities to allow a reduction of its forces. The development of capable, U.S.-trained Iraqi government security forces is a crucial element of U.S. plans in Iraq, which call for Iraqi forces to assume control over more and more territory, enabling the United States to draw down from its current 133,000 troops. Full Story

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