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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2006

“Iraqi Security Forces [ISF] Took Control Of Security Thomas Delare, U.S. Counselor For Economic Affairs, U.S.
For [The] Diwaniyah And Wasit Provinces …” (State Embassy Baghdad: “Iraq Had GDP Growth In The 3-4%
Department Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 2/8/06) Range In 2005.” (U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, “Statement By
Minister Counselor For Economic Affairs, Thomas Delare Economic
“The Number Of Iraqi Border Police Now Stands At Overview,” Press Release, 1/4/06)
18,000; Goal Is To Have 28,000 Border Police Trained
And Equipped By The End Of The Year.” (House Armed • Delare: “The IMF Expects [GDP] To Improve To
Services Committee, “Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, Better Than 10% Next Year.” (U.S. Embassy Baghdad,
1/31/06) Iraq, “Statement By Minister Counselor For Economic
Affairs, Thomas Delare Economic Overview,” Press
“In November, Iraqi Border Forces Took The Lead In Release, 1/4/06)
Protecting Iraq’s Syrian Border.” (House Armed Services
Committee, “Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, 1/31/06) • Delare: “GDP Per Capita Has Broken Through
$1000 This Year, Up From $800 Just 3 Years Ago.”
“In December, The ISF Planned And Executed More (U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, “Statement By Minister
Than 550 Independent Operations.” (House Armed Counselor For Economic Affairs, Thomas Delare Economic
Services Committee, “Progress In Iraq Update,” Press Release, Overview,” Press Release, 1/4/06)
1/31/06)

“Over The Past Year The U.S. Has Channeled A Significant “The Installation Of The Advanced First Responders
Portion Of Its Reconstruction Dollars To Iraqi Network (AFRN) Was Completed On January 31.”
Businesswomen … For Capacity Development …” (U.S. (State Department Website, www.defendamerica.mil,
Army Website, www4.army.mil, Accessed 2/9/06) Accessed 2/8/06)

• “About 250 Reconstruction Contracts Worth More • “The System Provides A Radio Network In
Than $250 Million Have Been Awarded To Women- 15 Cities In Support Of The Iraqi Police And
Owned Businesses In Iraq Over The Past Eight The Ministry Of Interior.” (State Department
Months.” (U.S. Army Website, www4.army.mil, Accessed Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 2/8/06)
2/8/06)
Cell Phone Companies Report Continuing Strong
“Under U.S. Government Sponsored Grants, NGOs Offer Growth In Iraq With A Total Of 5.4 Million
Workshops For Iraqi Women On Economic Development, Subscribers. (State Department Website,
Promoting Women As Business Owners And Developing www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 2/8/06)
Networks To Support Women In Their Efforts To Own And
Operate Businesses.” (State Department Website, www.state.gov,
Accessed 2/9/06)

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