US hands over Iraq army control

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BBC - US hands over Iraq army control

The US-led coalition in Iraq has formally handed control of the country's armed forces to Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.

He signed an accord with the US military at a delayed ceremony in the capital, Baghdad.

The first units to be transferred are Iraq's small navy and air force, and the 8th Army Division, based in Najaf.

But correspondents say it is unclear how fast the complete transfer of security control can be achieved.

The handover ceremony is five days later than scheduled, although the delay has not been explained.

US-led forces disbanded what was left of the Iraqi army after they overthrew Saddam Hussein's rule in 2003.
 
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After reading some pap from the Beeb said:
US-led forces disbanded what was left of the Iraqi army after they overthrew Saddam Hussein's rule in 2003.
and what a bloody good move that was!
'off you go lads and take whatever weapons you like as long as you promise not to use them against us'

septics :roll:
 

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