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Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad (file photo) (epa) September 18, 2006 -- The Iraqi army today assumed operational control of security operations in the central province of Salah Al-Din from the U.S.-led coalition.


It is the second province to be placed under direct Iraqi control since September 7, when coalition forces handed over command of Iraq's armed forces to the government.


(AP)

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