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Duluth has sister cities in Canada, Sweden, Russia and Japan. Late Saturday, a delegation of five citizens was due to arrive from Rania, a Kurdish city in northern Iraq, to broaden a friendship that eventually may result in a fifth sister city relationship.
In the two weeks since President Obama declared the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, a series of bloody skirmishes has sharpened the questions about the Iraqi security forces’ ability to protect the country.
Shashank Bengali and Mohammed al-Dulaimy
, September 19, 2010
President Barack Obama declared the end of combat operations in Iraq on Sept. 1 when the number of American troops fell below 50,000. Although their primary focus is on training Iraqi security forces, they still take part in operations hunting insurgents at the request of the local government.
The members of Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment will travel to Fort Hood, Texas, in late November for approximately two months of pre-deployment training before their 10-month deployment to Iraq.
Iraqis, who for years have railed against the U.S. occupation, are generally happy to see that the American presence won't be endless. But there is also considerable trepidation about whether Iraq can go it alone.
The U.S. combat mission in Iraq officially comes to an end Tuesday, 2,722 days after American-led troops stormed across the border from Kuwait. The remaining 49,000 U.S. troops are supposed to depart by the end of next year.
Warren P. Strobel and Shashank Bengali
, August 30, 2010
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal were arrested July 31 during what their families have said was a simple hiking trip along the Iraq-Iran border. They have said if the hikers crossed into Iran it was an accident.
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