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Iraqi Army Battalion Assumes Tal Afar Security Role

American Forces Press Service

TAL AFAR, Iraq, Sept. 4, 2006 – The 1st, Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, became the third and final battalion to take the lead in assuming security operations for the city of Tal Afar during a ceremony held at Fort Tal Afar on Sept. 2, U.S. officials reported.

On hand for the ceremony were Tal Afar Mayor Najim Abdullah al-Jubori; Maj. Gen. Khorsheed, commander of the 3rd Iraqi Army Division; Brig. Gen. Qais Hamza, commander of the division’s 2nd Brigade; U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Tien, commander of Task Force 2-37; and various dignitaries from the surrounding area.

With this ceremony, all of the Iraqi Army battalions in Tal Afar have taken the lead in security operations.

(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)

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