Monday August 8, 2005
- The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division from al-Hillah have been certified as being fully capable of planning and executing security operations. The unit has control of Camp Echo and surrounding areas in ad Diwaniyah.
- Support functions at the Kirkush Military Training Base were transferred to Iraqi control on July 15. This is the fifth major base to transition to Iraqi responsibility.
- An Iraqi female police station is under construction in Najaf. The facility will be used to train female cadets to properly search other females at checkpoints and security stops throughout Iraq.
- Nineteen Iraqi military physicians, nurses, medics, and medical equipment technicians from the Iraqi Armed Forces spent five weeks in Germany for field hospital, mass casualty, and biomedical equipment maintenance training.
- Coalition forces and Iraqi health officials opened a public hospital in Owja.
- Baghdad residents have established all-Iraqi-contracted neighborhood dumpsters, trash collection and removal teams, and trash transfer points.
- Sadr City's first compact water treatment unit opened. This serves the cities residents while the expanded water system is developed. The unit produces 15,000 liters of potable water a day.
- 240 children of the Bayaa Youth Soccer League in Baghdad received complete soccer uniforms and soccer balls on July 13.
Source: Multi-National Force - Iraq
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