NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2006

U.S. Forces Turned Over Portions Of Security In The Green Zone To Iraqi Security Forces. (Jonathan Finer, “Iraqis
Handed Partial Security Control Of Green Zone,” The Washington Post, 2/1/06)

“In 2005, NATO’s Training Mission In Iraq Trained 1,000 Mid - And Senior - Level Officers In [The] Country, And Close To 500 In NATO Facilities In Europe.” (State Department Website,
www.state.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)

“By Giving The Iraqis The [Forward Operating] Base [Honor] … Americans Took A Step Toward Handing Over Much Of Central Baghdad …” (Jonathan Finer, “Iraqis Handed Partial
Security Control Of Green Zone,” The Washington Post, 2/1/06)

“The Government Of Iraq Announced On January 23rd That It Had Signed A Bilateral Agreement With The Netherlands Canceling $256 Million Of Debt Owed By Iraq.” (House Armed
Services Committee, “Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, 1/31/06)

Currently, There Are Over 227,000 Trained And Equipped Iraqi Security Forces. (State Department Website,
www.state.gov, Accessed 1/31/06)

“The United Kingdom Signed A Similar Bilateral Agreement Last Week.” (House Armed Services
Committee, “Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, 1/31/06)

“[This] Is An Increase Of 100,000 Compared To A Year Ago.” (House Armed Services Committee,
“Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, 1/31/06)

“Germany Recently Announced It Will Join The International Reconstruction Fund For Iraq And Will Contribute $10 Million …” (House Armed Services Committee,
“Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, 1/31/06)

“Nationwide Electricity Output For The Month Of January Is On Average 13 Percent Higher Than It Was A Year Ago.” (House
Armed Services Committee, Progress In Iraq Update, Press Release, 1/31/06)

“Over 14,000 Students Have Enrolled In The 2005/06 Accelerated Learning Program (ALP).” (State Department
Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)

“Work Is Underway To Renovate Alwaiya Children’s Hospital Which Sees 300 Patients Daily. The $2.9 Million Project Is Upgrading And Modernizing The 217 Bed Facility.” (House Armed
Services Committee, “Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, 1/31/06)

“A Total Of 148 Schools Have Opened ALP Classes Throughout The Southern And Central Provinces.” (State Department Website, www.state.gov,
Accessed 2/1/06)

“Four Of The Completed Five USG-Funded Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) Have Been Handed Over To The Ministry Of Health, While The Fifth Is Expected To Be Transferred Next Week.” (State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)

“Printing Of The 52 Arabic Titles Of ALP Textbooks Has Been Completed; Kurdish Versions Are Being Printed …” (State Department
Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)

“Once Open For Patient Care, These PHCs Will Improve Health Care Access For Approximately 100,000 People …” (State Department Website, www.state.gov,
Accessed 2/1/06)

“Over 300 Teachers Will Receive Instruction In Modern Teaching Methods [From USAID].” (State Department
Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)

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