Jul 29, 2009

Lt. Col. Paul J. Nugent, commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, and Sameer Alhaddad, receivership secretariat and prime minister’s representative for the Government of Iraq, shake hands after transferring Combat Outpost Rawah from Coalition forces to the Government of Iraq, July 29, 2009. The transfer of COP Rawah is a result of the progress Iraqi Security Forces have made in preserving peace and stability throughout Al Anbar province.

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