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U.S. Hands Over Anbar Province

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U.S. Hands Over Anbar Province

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U.S. Hands Over Anbar Province

U.S. Hands Over Anbar Province

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At a ceremony in Ramadi Monday, the U.S. military handed over control of Anbar province to Iraqi government forces. The Sunni province west of Baghdad was an insurgent hotbed until late 2006 when tribal leaders turned against al-Qaida and formed an alliance with U.S. forces. Will Iraq's Shiite-dominated government allow these Sunni paramilitaries to continue operating in the province?

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