Iraq PM says forces will assume security in Basra from British troops

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October 2, 2007 11:34

 
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Iraq will take over security from British troops in Basra province within two months, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told reporters Tuesday after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Brown was on an unannounced visit, which also was to include a session with US Commander David Petraeus before the British leader flies to Basra to meet with his forces and military leaders in the oil-rich region in the deep south of Iraq. "We are prepared to take over security of Basra within two months and we will," Maliki said, after the meeting in his Green Zone office. "Basra will be one of the provinces where Iraqi forces will completely take over security."

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