Progress in Iraq…

Here’s some good news…

Iraq’s parliament will relocate to a site outside Baghdad’s Green Zone in September for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Reuters reported June 17, citing Iraqi First Deputy Speaker Khalid al-Attiya. A parliamentary spokesman said the move is possible because violence has dropped to a four-year low. Senior parliament officials have approved the move to a building several hundred meters outside the Green Zone, al-Attiya said. The parliament’s security committee will meet June 18 to set up security measures for the new location, he added.

More Good news…
The U.S. military will turn over security in Iraq’s Anbar province to Iraqi forces this week, Reuters reported June 23. U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. forces in Western Iraq, said the handover shows that Iraqi forces are increasingly prepared to protect Iraq against threats like those posed by al Qaeda. Anbar, once the heartland of the Iraqi Sunni Arab insurgency against U.S. forces, will be the 10th of Iraq’s 18 provinces to be placed under Iraqi security control since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. It is the first Sunni Arab province turned over to Iraqi forces. Anbar Gov. Mamun Sami Rasheed said the handover ceremony will be held June 28.

(reports from www.stratfor.com)

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