Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Britain to Transfer Army Base to Iraqis

BASRA, Iraq - The Shaibah logistics base, once the main center of British military operations in Iraq, was turned over to the Iraqi national army on Tuesday for use as a training base.

The brief ceremony by British and Iraqi forces was the latest example of the coalition's efforts to give Iraqi forces control over some parts of Iraq as British forces plan to begin withdrawing from southern Iraq where most of them are based. Two other British bases - al-Saie and Shatt al-Arab - were turned over to Iraqi forces in Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in the last month......

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