Richard Melson

September 2006

Iraq: Ahmadiyah

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Multi-National Corps – Iraq

Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory

APO AE 09342

Arrival of Speckhard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE No. 20060912-02

Sept. 12, 2006

Baghdad chairman, ambassador, MND-B leaders visit Adhamiyah

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD The Baghdad provincial chairman, accompanied by the deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy and the deputy commanding general – support, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, visited the recently cleared district of Adhamiyah for the first time Sunday to see the progress made in Baghdad security.

Mu'een Hameed Abd al-Majed, along with Ambassador Daniel Speckhard and Brig. Gen. David Halverson, walked through the streets of the district and talked to local residents about the need for essential services and improved security.

The trip culminated at the Adhamiyah District Advisory Council, where the leaders discussed specific quality of life projects recently undertaken with the DAC leadership, which was made possible by the reduction in violence in the beladiya.

Iraqi army and police, supported by MND-B Soldiers, secured the area in August and made way for the introduction of badly needed essential services. The security plan, part of Operation Together Forward, is an Iraqi-led endeavor to end sectarian violence by reducing murders and kidnappings in focused areas identified for having a propensity for violence.

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BAGHDAD – Coalition Forces provide a "hoodtop" briefing to Mu’een Hameed Abd al-Majed, the chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Council; Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, deputy Chief of Mission; and Brig. Gen. David Halverson, deputy commanding general – support, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, at the Old

Hoodtop Brief.

Ministry of Defense complex Sunday in east Baghdad prior to their tour of Adhamiyah with the Soldiers of 4th Brigade Combat

Team, 101st Airborne Division, to monitor progress during the

Speaks with man.

"Build" phase of Operation Together Forward. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers recently concluded clearing operations, and Iraqis are commencing on building civil capacity in the area.

(U.S. Army photo by Maj. James Lowe, 4th BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

BAGHDAD – Mu’een Hameed Abd al-Majed, the chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Council, speaks with a group of local residents Sunday during his tour of Adhamiyah, along with Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, deputy Chief of Mission, and Brig. Gen. David Halverson, the deputy commanding general – support, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, as they toured the streets to monitor progress during the "Build" phase of Operation Together Forward. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers recently concluded clearing operations, and Iraqis are commencing on building civil capacity in the area.

(U.S. Army photo by Maj. James Lowe, 4th BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Provincial Council Chairman.

BAGHDAD – Mu’een Hameed Abd al-Majed, the chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Council, speaks with a group of local residents Sunday during his tour of Adhamiyah, along with

Speaks with group 1.

Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, deputy Chief of Mission, and Brig. Gen. David Halverson, the deputy commanding general – support, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, as they toured the streets to monitor progress during the "Build" phase of Operation Together Forward. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers recently concluded clearing operations, and Iraqis are commencing on building civil capacity in the area.

(U.S. Army photo by Maj. James Lowe, 4th BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Speaks with man and son.

BAGHDAD – Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, deputy Chief of Mission, speaks with a man and his son Sunday during his tour of Adhamiyah, along with Mu’een Hameed Abd al-Majed, the chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Council, and Brig. Gen. David Halverson, the deputy commanding general – support, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, as they toured the streets to monitor progress during the "Build" phase of Operation Together Forward. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers recently concluded clearing operations, and Iraqis are commencing on building civil capacity in the area.

(U.S. Army photo by Maj. James Lowe, 4th BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Baghdad chairman, ambassador, MND-B leaders visit Adhamiyah

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006