Archive for December 16th, 2007

Four-and-a-half year after the invasion, British troops finally start giving Iraq back to Iraqi.

The British troops have given control of Basra province to the Iraqi authorities during a ceremony at Basra airport. This is the ninth province to resume responsibility for its own security.

The Iraqi troops paraded in tanks armoured and vehicles through the streets of Basra. Now they will have to control insurgents in the area.

There still are 4,500 British troops in Iraq, but they will now take a backseat role, focus on training Iraqi forces. The British prime minister, Gordon Brown, said that by March 2008 there will be about 2,500 troops in Iraq.

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois received a great support last weekend, from the first lady of television : Oprah Winfrey. “For the very first time in my life I feel compelled to stand up and speak out for the man who I believe has a new vision for America” , Ms Winfrey told the crowd. The very rich and influent woman of the US performed a 17 minutes speech. (more…)

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