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School Prospers Despite Past Violence
Thursday, 08 January 2009

Two students of the Huda Girls’ School patiently await the official reopening of the school in Tarmiyah, northwest of Baghdad, Jan. 5, 2009.  Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christina Bhatti, 25th Infantry Division.

CAMP TAJI — The Huda Girls’ School in Tarmiyah, northwest of Baghdad, officially reopened its doors with a ceremony featuring speeches, poems and songs, Jan. 5.

The school provides education to approximately 950 girls, who attend at various times throughout the day to accommodate the valuable education opportunity.


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U.S.-Iraq Agreement Opens Door to Long-term Partnership

WASHINGTON — As the United States carries out the terms of its new status-of-forces agreement with Iraq, it has the opportunity to successfully conclude the American effort in Iraq and gain a long-term democratic partner in the Middle East, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said, Jan. 7.

Medics Test Iraqi Children’s Hearing

Capt. Lori August gives an Iraqi child a hearing exam, Dec. 28, 2008.  Photo by 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs.COB ADDER — Approximately 15 Samawa school children received their first hearing exams here, Dec 28.

The Soldiers assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division identified candidates for the exam during a visit to the al-Amal school for the deaf, which is located in the town of Ar-Rumythan, about an hour north of Samawah in southern Iraq.

ISF Thwart Rashid Terrorist Attack

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces prevented a terrorist attack and discovered a pipe bomb in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad, Jan. 6.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. in the Hadar community, Iraqi National Police officers from the 1st Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd NP Division, spotted a “sticky” bomb attached to the undercarriage of vehicle and immediately evacuated the Iraqi family.


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