NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2006

More Than 200 Suspected Terrorists Have Been Captured Since Zarqawi's Death Dealing A “Blow To His Terrorist Organization, Al-Qaeda In Iraq …” (César G.
Soriano, "Blitz Against Al-Qaeda In Iraq Continues," USA Today, 6/13/06)

Iraqi Security Forces Have Taken The Lead In 30,000 Square Miles Of Iraq. This Is An Increase Of 20,000 Square Miles Since February. (Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security
And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

Actionable Tips From Iraqis “Have Grown Tenfold Since This Time Last Year And By 10% Since [February].”
(Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

“The [Iraqi Security Forces] Have The Lead In 60% Of Baghdad …” (Department Of Defense, “Measuring
Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

The Percent Of Improvised Explosive Devices [IEDs] Intercepted And Diffused Has Increased Since February.
(Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

“[111] Iraqi Army, Special Operations, And Strategic Infrastructure Battalions Are Conducting CounterInsurgency Operations … This Is 89% Of The Total Number Of Battalions Authorized.” (Department Of Defense, “Measuring
Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

“Overall, About 50% Of IEDs Were Discovered And Rendered Safe Before Detonation.”
(Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

“Seventy-One Of These Battalions Are In The Lead In Military Operations In Their Sectors …”
(Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

“The U.S. State Department’s Iraq Reconstruction
Management Office Reports … A 30% Increase In Cellular Subscribers Since [February] … And More Than A 200% Increase In Telephone Access Since The End Of 2004.”
(Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

“[I]raqis Have Confidence The New Baghdad Government Will Improve The Situation, According To The Defense Department's Quarterly Report To Congress.” (Walter Pincus,
“Iraqis Believe Violence Will Abate, New Report Says,” The Washington Post, 6/6/06)

“The Stateowned Internet Service Provider (ISP) Currently Serves 207,000 Subscribers. This Figure Excludes Private ISPs And Public Internet Cafes.” (Department Of Defense,
“Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

62% Of Iraqis Have Confidence That The Newly Elected Government Will Improve The Situation In Iraq. (Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And Stability
In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)


A New Microfinance Loan Program Is Expected To Grant At Least 660 Loans To Iraqis, Generating 330 New SelfEmployment Opportunities And Over A Thousand New Jobs. (State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 6/7/06)

61% Of Iraqis Believe The Newly Elected Government Is Leading The Country In The Right Direction. (Department Of Defense, “Measuring Security And
Stability In Iraq,” Report To Congress, 5/06)

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