NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21, 2006

Maj. Gen. William H. McCoy Jr.: “Three-quarters of Iraq gets twice as much electricity today as they did before the war.” (“Special Report: Maj. Gen. McCoy Responds To Washington Post,”
http://www.mnf-iraq.com/, 8/6/06)

“A Combined Force Of More Than 30,000 Security Personnel Have Completed More Than 49,564 Combat Patrols In Response To Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s Directive To Immediately Secure The Baghdad Area.” (“Signs
Of Improved Security, Quality Of Life Witnessed In Baghdad,” www.mnfiraq.com/, 8/20/06)

“Construction Has Been Completed On The Al Wasety Substation In Kirkuk. … This New Substation Will Improve The Electrical Power Distribution To Businesses And Residences Benefiting Over 10,000 People In The Southern Part Of The City Of Kirkuk.” (U.S. Army Corps Of
Engineers, “Iraqi Reconstruction Report,” http://www.rebuilding-iraq.net/, Accessed 8/23/06)

“U.S. And Iraqi Forces Captured More Than 100 Known And Suspected Terrorists, Including One Linked To The February Bombing Of A Shiite Shrine ...” (“Coalition Raids Yield
100-Plus Arrests,” The Associated Press, 8/23/06)

“The Mahmudiyah Hospital Emergency Room … Was Completed [And] Expanded The Emergency Room Area. … The Medical Facility Serves A Population Of About 75,000 Residents ...” (U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, “Iraqi
Reconstruction Report,” http://www.rebuilding-iraq.net/, Accessed 8/23/06)

“The Weapons And Munitions Seized Included More Than 580 Mortar Rounds, About 39,000 Rounds Of Small-Arms Ammunition, More Than 100 Rocket-Propelled Grenades, More Than 270 Rockets, And Various Other Munitions.” (“Signs Of
Improved Security, Quality Of Life Witnessed In Baghdad,” www.mnf-iraq.com/, 8/20/06)

“The Najaf Road Paving Project … Is Now Complete. The $1.3M Project Repaired And Paved Approximately 15 Kilometers Of Rural Roadway Near Header. The Project … Allows For Better Access To The Local Hospital.” (U.S.
Army Corps Of Engineers, “Iraqi Reconstruction Report,” http://www.rebuilding-iraq.net/, Accessed 8/23/06)

“More Than 500 Iraqi Men Have Joined The Police In … Anbar Province ...” (“More Than 500 Iraqis Join Police In Restive
Anbar Province, Fount Of Sunni Insurgency,” The Associated Press, 8/22/06)

“The New $230,000 Assyria Women’s Center – Funded By The Commander’s Emergency Response Program – … Encourage[s] Female Business Opportunities.”
(Department Of Defense Website, “Weekly Reconstruction Report,” http://www.rebuilding-iraq.net/, Accessed 8/23/06)

“The Three-Day Event Was The Most Successful Recruiting For U.S. And Iraqi Forces In This Region To Date …” (“Encouraging Results In Police Recruiting,” www.mnfiraq.com, 8/22/06)

“The Center Not Only Benefits The 4600 Residents In Assyria Village But Women In The Surrounding Area As Well.” (Department Of Defense
Website, “Weekly Reconstruction Report,” http://www.rebuildingiraq.net/, Accessed 8/23/06)

Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard: “The Iraqis fight and fight well … It’s not the same as it was at all two years ago.” (“General: Iraq’s Army, National Police Striding
Towards Independence,” www.mnf-iraq.com/, 8/22/06)

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