U.S. hands over “triangle of death”

I know hardly anyone is paying attention to Iraq any more, but I still think it bears notice: the “triangle of death” region has been handed over to Iraqi control:

U.S. forces declared an area once known as the “triangle of death” safe enough for Iraqi troops to take charge on Thursday, handing over responsibility for security in Babil province to Iraqi forces.

The province south of Baghdad is the 12th of Iraq’s 18 provinces in which primary responsibility for security has been given to Iraqi forces.

With violence at four-year lows, only the capital Baghdad, four ethnically and religiously mixed northern provinces and Wasit province along the Iranian border still require day-to-day U.S. patrols of Iraqi streets.

(Via Iraq Status Report.)

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