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Iraqi government takes over Mosul base

Task Force Band of Brothers turned over control of the former Saddam Hussein presidential compound to Iraqi government officials during a ceremony in Mosul on July 20. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, commanding general, Task Force Band of Brothers handed the “key to the palace” to Duraid Mohammed Da’ud Abbodi Kashmoula, the Nineveh province governor. “The turnover of Forward Operating Base Courage is one of the larger efforts towards empowering the Iraqi people and represents an important step in achieving Iraqi self-reliance,” said Turner. “The gains made during the past three years demonstrate that the provincial government, the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi Police are increasing their capabilities to take the lead for their nation’s security”. Full Story

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