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Humvee Donation Enhances Iraq-U.S. Security Partnership (Baghdad)

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq
Public Affairs Office
Phoenix Base APO AE 09348

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release No. 090730-03
July 30, 2009
Contact: pao@iraq.centcom.mil
DSN: 318-852-1334
IRAQNA: 0790-138-2215

Humvee Donation Enhances Iraq-U.S. Security Partnership

BAGHDAD – The Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq donated 12 new humvees here July 26 to Iraqi Federal Police units that are responsible for providing route security during ground movements of U.S. personnel.

The transfer occurred at the Crossed Swords and was attended by members of the Iraqi Federal Police, MNSTC-I Rough Riders, and J-4 personnel. The humvees were off-loaded and driven to the Federal Police headquarters.

“The headquarters of the federal police would like to thank MNSTC-I and the Rough Riders in lifting the combating capability for the company of the guards in our leadership,” said Iraqi Staff Lt. Gen. Hussain Jasim Mohamed, commander of the Federal Police Command Force. The donation of 12 humvee vehicles provides us, the federal police, with a more capable power to execute our duties in a better way.

“This (donation) of humvees allows the Iraqi security units to better provide protection for U.S. convoys moving through the cities in Iraq,” said Maj. Scott Andrews, commander of the Rough Riders, who have provided convoy security to U.S. convoys in the past. “They were using pick-up trucks before and now they are ready for this important mission.”

The Security Agreement signed between the U.S. and Iraq requires that both parties agree to continue close cooperation in training, equipping, and arming the Iraqi Security Forces.

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