Basra province to be handed over to Iraqi forces on Sunday

British forces in Iraq will officially hand over security control in the southern province of Basra to Iraqis this Sunday, a military spokesman has confirmed.

Basra province to be handed over to Iraqi forces on Sunday
Major Mike Shearer, speaking in southern Iraq, hailed the announcement of the date by the Iraqi authorities as "a very positive step in the right direction."

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said when he visited Basra at the weekend that the transfer of the final province under UK control would happen "within two weeks."

Confirmation of the handover came as Brown rejected accusations in parliament in London that British policy in Iraq had been a "disaster."

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Aralık 2007, 12:41
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