Iraq to take over control of Anbar

Reuters reports:

The U.S. military will transfer control of security in Iraq’s Anbar province to Iraqi forces this week, a remarkable turnaround given the vast western region was considered lost to insurgents less than two years ago.

Anbar will be the 10th of Iraq’s 18 provinces returned to Iraqi security control since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, but it will be the first Sunni Arab region handed back.

(Via Mudville Gazette, via Instapundit.)

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