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Iraq vows to handle security this year

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday that Iraqi forces will take over security in all of the country’s 18 provinces by the end of the year. U.S. forces currently are responsible for security in all but one Iraqi province. Iraqi leaders have said previously that their goal is to be fully in control of the country’s security by the end of 2006, but Talabani’s statement to reporters was the most direct on the subject. Full Story

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