The culmination of what began three years ago when I was there. ...
The U.S. military Monday handed control of Iraq's Anbar province to Iraqi security forces.
Anbar, once one of Iraq's most dangerous regions, is now one of its most peaceful. It is the 11th of 18 Iraqi provinces the U.S. has returned to Iraqi control.U.S. forces will withdraw to bases and rejoin Iraqi operations in Anbar only at the request of the provincial governor. (more)