01 January 2009

Headlines: Iraq takes control of Green Zone from US

Just posted by AP

BAGHDAD (AP)– The United States handed over control of the Green Zone and Saddam Hussein's presidential palace to Iraqi authorities on Thursday in a ceremonial move described by the country's prime minister as a restoration of Iraq's sovereignty.

Full story as posted by AP.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. forces in Iraq came under an Iraqi mandate on Thursday, an event the country's leader said had finally restored Iraq's sovereignty nearly six years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Here is the Reuter's version.

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