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.)