Friday, July 31, 2009


Capt. Hayder Adnan Ali, Iraqi police liaison to coalition forces, instructs trainees on proper shooting techniques from the prone position while Sgt. Hayder Sahib Silan, Iraqi police mobile training team instructor in Wasit province, Iraq, demonstrates at the police provincial headquarters, July 20, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joe Thompson).

Massachusetts MPs train Iraqi police to self-sufficiency

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Thompson
Massachusetts National Guard

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, (7/24/09) - National police in Iraq's Wasit province now are capable of sustaining their own training needs after coalition forces leave here, military officials said, thanks to the efforts of a Massachusetts National Guard police company. The 772nd Military Police Company, attached to the 41st Fires Brigade, worked with Iraqi police advisor teams to establish a mobile police training team. The team will serve at the police's provincial headquarters and Iraqi police stations in the province along the Iranian border, as well as train other police trainers to train their own.

"It's most important to me to let the world know that with the support of coalition forces, the 41st Fires Brigade, 772nd [Military Police] Company and the Iraqi police training teams, the creation of this mobile training team not only readies the progress for the future, but we are ready to stand by and stop any kind of enemy," said Capt. Hayder Adnan Ali, the Iraqi police liaison to coalition forces. "When you get good training and good policemen, you can fight the enemy and protect your community."...

An important story about the ongoing gains being made daily in Iraq. Read the rest of this one here.

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