Saturday, January 27, 2007

Iraqis celebrate school reopening

An Iraqi policeman gives thumbs up to Iraqi children during a school opening in Baghdad , Jan. 10, 2007. Official Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Tierney P. Nowland.

Courtesy of American Forces Press Service

BAGHDAD — A neighborhood north of Ramadi celebrated the reopening of a school Tuesday. Also this week, U.S. and Iraqi forces provided aid to citizens in Adhamiyah, and Iraqi Forces distributed winter clothes and blankets to students in Tal Afar Monday.

Iraqi Soldiers and Coalition troops joined the celebration in Ramadi, and community leaders asked Maj. Derek Horst, civil affairs team leader, 4th Civil Affairs Group, to cut the ribbon for al Haitham School. The school provides classes for the children of Abu Jassim tribe.

The school temporarily closed in November for renovations. Tribal leader Sheik Taher, who oversaw the renovations, led the group of military and community leaders on a brief tour of the building after the ribbon cutting. Full Story.

If you find it difficult to read CENTCOM's version, you may read it here.

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