Wednesday, August 15, 2007


U.S. forces hand over Fallujah to Iraqi police

(Voices of Iraq) - U.S. forces handed over the security file of the city of Falluja, Anbar province, to local police forces, Falluja police chief said on Tuesday. "The city's security file was transferred on Tuesday morning from the Marines to police forces, which will become fully responsible for maintaining security and stability in the city," Chief of the Falluja police department Faisal al-Zawbaei told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).
According to the hand over agreement, U.S. troops will support police forces only outside the city in the first stage, followed by full withdrawal from all posts outside the city when security condition improves. "The hand over came as police forces became capable of boosting security and stability and hunting down militants," the chief of the police said.
The city has witnessed since this morning tight security measures by police forces, which spread leaflets urging citizens to cooperate with the police to foster security. "The security situation will improve in Falluja and the police will concentrate on providing all services to citizens and starting reconstruction operations of the infrastructure which was severely damaged because of the military operations," a police source said.

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