Lt. Col. Patrick Frank quote
Lt. Col. Patrick Frank, a battalion commander with the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, attributing the improved security situation in West Rashid to monthly meetings between Sunni and Shia leaders, hosted by coalition forces.

Before we started these meetings, we had a significant level of violence, but with these meetings and the cooperation of the leaders the violence has dropped dramatically, so we want to continue with the momentum of the reconciliation process.

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