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Civil Affairs Operations Continue in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2004 – Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, assigned in support of the 1st Marine Division in Iraq1 visited the Ali Jassim tribal area clinic to inspect improvement work there.

Officials said the clinic appeared to be in good condition, and the clinic staff reported that coalition forces restock them with donated medical supplies every two months.

Civil affairs teams also inspected progress on renovations to a soccer stadium in Ramadi. They found work was in progress and estimated the project could be completed by Aug. 23, one month early, if the current work schedule holds.

In Anbar province, civil affairs representatives with the 1st Marine Division signed a contract to purchase textbooks for 500 students to start a new literacy program for Iraqi police. The Iraqi Police Literacy Program will be conducted in two phases, with the first phase including 500 students. The program eventually will include up to 2,000 students.

The training program will ensure Iraqi police in the province can read to at least at a 6th grade level, officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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