BRIEFING: AT WAR WITH IRAQ
BY WORLD TRIBUNE.COM WITH MIDDLE EAST NEWSLINE


U.S. recruits Iraqis to restore order

Iraqis are being recruited to restore order to Baghdad.

U.S. forces have acquired a range of volunteers to help patrol the Iraqi capital. The U.S. military has restored mid-level commanders to supervise the force.

Iraqi police chief Col. Abdul Ghafour has been restored to his post. He told the Arabiya satellite channel that negotiations are being held with the United States for the resumption of police services.

Ghafour said he wants his forces to be given weapons to deal with rioters and looters. So far, the United States has not responded.

Thousands of Iraqi police were said to have walked off the job when U.S. forces entered Baghdad. The colonel said the officers merely stayed in their stations.


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