NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2006

“[Coalition] Leaders Transferred Responsibility Of Forward Operating Base Duke To Iraqi Security Forces ...” (Department
Of Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 10/4/06)

“The Transfer … Follows [A] Ceremony During The Past Week In Which Iraqi Security Forces Assumed Operational Control For … Babil Province And Security Of The Cities Of Al Iskandariyah, Haswah And Al Khudi …”(Department Of
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 10/4/06)

“Iraqi Army … Along With Soldiers From 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, Detained 25 Suspected Terrorists And Seized A Cache Of Weapons Near Yusufiyah ...” (Operation Iraqi
Freedom Website, www.mnf-iraq.com, Accessed 10/4/06)

“Iraqi Police, Teamed With Coalition Advisers, Captured Two Individuals Suspected Of Promoting Sectarian Violence … During A Raid In Ghazaliyah …” (Operation Iraqi
Freedom Website, www.mnf-iraq.com, Accessed 10/4/06)

Iraqi Security Forces Liaison Officer Maj. Jeff Avolio: “The turnover of these [bases] and operational areas is a key indicator of ISF success.” (Department Of
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 10/4/06)

Maj. General William B. Caldwell: “Today, Iraqis are standing up in military and police forces that number more than 300,000. In coming months, the coalition and the Iraqi government will reach the goal of 325,000 trained and equipped force members.” (“Iraqis Draw Closer To Self-Sufficiency,” The Atlanta JournalConstitution, 9/29/06)

“[I]raqi Security Forces And MND-B Soldiers Have Cleared Approximately 95,000 Buildings, 80 Mosques And 65 Muhallas, Detained More Than 125 Terrorist Suspects, Seized More Than 1,600 Weapons, Registered More Than 750 Weapons And Found 37 Weapons Caches In Support Of Operation Together Forward.” (MultiNational Force Iraq Website, www.mnf-iraq.com, Accessed 10/4/06)

“Lawmakers Across Party Lines … Endorsed The Prime Minister’s New Plan For Stopping Sectarian Killings ...”
(Iraqi Lawmakers Endorse Peace Plan,” The Associated Press, 10/3/06)

“[P]rivate Schools … Are Beginning To Open In Baghdad And Elsewhere ...” (“Parents, Kids Both Welcome
Reopening Of Private Schools,” USA Today, 9/29/06)

The Four-Point Plan, “Signed By All Sides, Aims To Resolve Disputes By Giving Every Party A Voice In How Security Forces Operate Against Violence On A Neighborhood – By – Neighborhood Level.” (“Iraqi
Lawmakers Endorse Peace Plan,” The Associated Press, 10/3/06)

Ministry Of Education’s Ibrahim Abed Wali: “[Before Saddam] private schools were common in the country. But after 1979 … these schools were banned.” (“Parents, Kids
Both Welcome Reopening Of Private Schools,” USA Today, 9/29/06)

Shiite Lawmaker Hadi Al-Amiri: “We have to take responsibility and be courageous to deal with this sectarian tension.” (“Iraqi Lawmakers Endorse Peace Plan,”
The Associated Press, 10/3/06)

“[A] Law Passed In 2004 Allowed Private Schools To Open Again. Since Then, The Education Ministry Has Licensed 224 Private Schools And Preschools With A Total Enrollment Of 4,628 Students …” (“Parents, Kids Both
Welcome Reopening Of Private Schools,” USA Today, 9/29/06)

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