NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2006

“A Fifth Iraqi Army Division Took Control Of A Section Of The Country From U.S. Forces … Pushing To 50 Percent The Number Of Iraqi Divisions That Have Picked Up Primary Responsibility For Operations, According To The Pentagon.” (“Pentagon Says Half Iraq’s Army Divisions Take
Lead,” Reuters, 8/8/06)

“Soldiers From 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Conducted Operation River Falcon July 25-27 In And Around The Town Of Sayifiyah.” (“Infantry Soldiers Root Out Insurgents In Sayifiyah,”
www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 8/14/06)

“U.S. Defense Department Spokesman Bryan Whitman Said The Iraqi Division Took Primary Control Of An Area That Includes The Cities Of Tikrit And Kirkuk, North Of Baghdad.” (“Pentagon
Says Half Iraq’s Army Divisions Take Lead,” Reuters, 8/8/06)

Sgt. 1st Class Ken Hignight: “We definitely disrupted the insurgency … The cache was the biggest we have found since we got to Iraq.” (“Infantry Soldiers Root Out
Insurgents In Sayifiyah,” www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 8/14/06)

“Iraqi Forces Took Control Of Another Area Of Baghdad … After The Latest In A Series Of Transfer Of Authority Ceremonies Near The Capital.” (Operation Iraqi Freedom
Website, www.mnf-iraq.com, Accessed 8/15/06)

“Iraqi Security Forces And Multi-National Division– Baghdad Soldiers Engaged In A Firefight With Terrorists In Musayyib July 23, Killing 33 During The Day-Long Battle.”
(U.S. Dept. Of State, “Iraq Weekly Status Report,” www.state.gov, 8/9/06)

“The Iraqi Unit Will Have Full Responsibility For The Baghdad Areas Of Mahmudiyah And Lutufiyah …” (Operation Iraqi Freedom Website, www.mnfiraq.com, Accessed 8/15/06)

“Iraqi Interior Ministry Forces Have Reached 92 Percent Of A Planned Strength Of 188,000 Troops, The Commander Of The Coalition’s Civilian Police Assistance Training Team Said ...” (Operation Iraqi Freedom Website,
www.mnf-iraq.com, Accessed 8/15/06)

“The Nahrawan Irrigation Project In Baghdad Province Was Completed … The Project Provides Irrigation Water To Farmers In Order To Better Utilize Over 37,000 Acres Of Agricultural Land ...” (U.S. Dept. Of State,
“Iraq Weekly Status Report,” www.state.gov, 8/9/06)

“The Iraqi Police Service Graduated 3,316 Police Recruits From The Ten-Week Basic Training Courses Held In Hillah, Mosul, Sulaymaniyah, And Jordan During July 2006.” (U.S. Dept. Of State, “Iraq Weekly Status Report,” www.state.gov,
8/9/06)

“[T]he Al Wathba [Baghdad] Water Treatment Plant Has Been Undergoing A $22 Million Upgrade To Bring More Fresh, Potable Water To Baghdad Residents.” (U.S.
Department Of Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, 8/9/06)

“Additionally In July, 1,686 Police Students Completed A Three-Week Transitional Integration Program, Which Is A Condensed Version Of The Ten Week Basic Course For Police Officers Who Are Already Serving On Duty.” (U.S.
Dept. Of State, “Iraq Weekly Status Report,” www.state.gov, 8/9/06)

The Renovation Included Expanded Capacity, State-Of-The-Art New Pumps, Pipes, Filters, New Chlorination System, And New Controls For Automatic Operation. (U.S. Department Of
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, 8/9/06)

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