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US plan Anbar security handover

Security responsibility for Anbar province – once Iraq’s most dangerous – could transfer to Iraqi forces by March, a senior US general said. Maj Gen Walter Gaskin of the US Marines said a fall in violence had paved the way for handing Anbar to Iraqi control. In Washington, the visiting Iraqi defence minister said Iraqi forces may be ready to take responsibility for all remaining areas of the country by 2009. Full Story

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