US to transfer security to Iraqi civil defense in key province

Published June 15th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

The U.S. military will transfer security responsibility in a key northern province to the Iraqi civil defense authorities on Oct. 1, the U.S. Army announced Tuesday. 


Major-General John R.S. Batiste, commander of the 1st Infantry Division, said he was confident that the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps would be ready for the assignment in 

Salahuddin province as planned. (

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